You can use other spices to suit you individual taste, and if you serve a guest that doesn't like lemon try serving it with a very light dash of red wine vinegar, and it is best served with chilled ingredients.


  • firm cucumbers (long English are best)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • firm ripe tomatoes
  • sweet onions
  • salt
  • white pepper


remove the large "spine" from the lettuce leaf then tear the lettuce into into large pieces, place a layer on a large platter/or/individual serving plates. (Do not cover the rim of the plate.) Slice the sweet onion into very thin slices and separate into rings and place a thin layer on the lettuce bed. Peel the cucumber on "three sides" creating a "white-green, white-green, white-green look, then cut both ends off the cucumber,then using the tines of a fork drag it down the length of the cucumber creating ridges. Slice the cucumber into 1/8th" slices and place a on top of the onion. Cut the tomato into small wedges and arrange them between the cucumber arrangement and the rim of the plate. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the arrangement and serve with individual servings of FRESH lemon wedges.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: private collection
Submitted By: Ray
Cucumber Salad