Smoky Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad

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Ingredients (8)

  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 medium ripe, firm plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
  • 1 small unwaxed Persian cucumber (or 1/2 an English cucumber), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced


For this chill, summery salad adapted from Rachael Ray, ripe plum tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber combine in an elegantly simple vinaigrette with a touch of smoky paprika. Buy the ripest, peak-season tomatoes you can find.


  1. 1Combine the vinegar, smoked paprika, a big pinch of kosher salt, black pepper, and olive oil in a screw-top jar. Shake vigorously, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary with additional salt and black pepper. (Alternately, in a small bowl, whisk together the the vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil. Taste and add more seasoning as needed.) Set aside.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, and cucumber. Add the dressing and toss to combine.
  3. 3Let stand at room temperature for the flavors to combine, about 20 minutes. Re-toss just before serving.
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