Cut up cucumbers/red onions/cherry tomatoes

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HeyItsSara

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My coworker gets several packages of these delivered every week and I take home the leftovers.

What can I do with them? It's usually 2 containers of slivered cucumbers and a container or 2 of halved cherry tomatoes. 1 small container of diced red onions.

thanks!
 

Andy M.

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Aside from the obvious "make a salad", you could cook the onions in any recipe, make a pickled cucumber salad, use the veggies as part of a charcuterie board.
 

Roll_Bones

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I make a cucumber, cherry tomato and red or white onion salad very often when my garden is producing lots of this stuff.
I use the tomatos cut in half, onion sliced fairly thin and I remove the seeds from the cucumber and cut into half rounds.
First I salt the cukes and tomatos and allow to drain for about an hour in the fridge. I then add the onions, some chopped fresh Italian parsley and any fresh herbs I may have.
A little more salt (remember you salted the tomatos and cukes) cracked black pepper and good olive oil and either sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar (any good vinegar works well).

I then refrigerate until its dinner time. Check seasoning and adjust if needed. Serve. My wife likes a little Parmesan Regiano sprinkled on top and so do I.
Its good and its cool and refreshing during these hot months of summer.
I will miss this salad come winter.
But I can buy English cukes, cocktail tomatos and the other ingredients are easy to come by year round.
 

HeyItsSara

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Thanks, Andy M and Roll_Bones.

I've made Israeli salad with success and cucumber salad. I've also added some ingredients to make salad.

I've baked the tomatoes for a sort of matbucha dip.

Anything else?
 
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