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dilly cucumber salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Maggie May Schill
Jacksonville, FL

Okay, I used to be a prep cook for the Fresh Market. Most things there aren't home-made, or made from scratch. However, the Dilly cucumber salad is! It is also one of the only things I liked that I used to make when I worked there. The Fresh Market uses a bottled vinegar and oil called "Fresh Expressions" if I remember correctly. now that stuff is like 6-7 bucks a bottle! So, I opted to make my own oil and vinegar dressing, which I have posted below. With a little trial and error, I think I've come up with something that is similar if not better in flavor! Go dilly salad!

(1 rating)
yield 8 or so
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For dilly cucumber salad

  • 1 1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ground black pepper
  • 4 clove
    garlic, pressed and chopped
  • 1/2 pinch
    red pepper flakes (a little less than a pinch should do well.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried basil leaves
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    aged balsamic vinegar (i say 3-4 tablespoons, but really adjust to your taste.)
  • 4 md
  • 1 pt
    plum tomatoes
  • 1/2
    red onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped

How To Make dilly cucumber salad

  • 1
    For oil and vinegar dressing: Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
  • 2
    For Salad: (Remember:Rinse and dry tomatoes and cucumbers.)
  • 3
    With a vegetable peeler peel off some of the peel on the cucumbers. (I left some of the peel on the cucumbers for visual effect.)
  • 4
    Remove ends of cucumbers and cut cucumbers in half length-wise.
  • 5
    With a metal spoon, remove the seeds from the cucumbers. (seeds in the salad are yucky!)
  • 6
    Slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch slices.
  • 7
    Mix slice cucumbers, red onions and red tomatoes together. Mix in the chopped dill.
  • 8
    Add your oil and vinegar dressing to the salad and toss. Chill before serving.