Friday, June 17, 2011

Italian Cucumber Salad

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Hopefully, y'all getting ready for Father's Day. I have a few recipes to help you show your hard working dad how much you appreciate him.

Credit for originating Father's Day is generally given to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, whose dad, a Civil War veteran, raised her and her five siblings after their mother died in childbirth. She is said to have had the idea in 1909 while listening to a sermon on Mother's Day, which at the time was becoming established as a holiday. Local religious leaders supported the idea, and the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, the month of the birthday of Dodd's dad. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge gave his support to the observance, and in 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson officially proclaimed it a national holiday. Observance on the third Sunday of June was decreed by law in 1972.

Italian Cucumber Salad
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
1 pint grape tomatoes, wash
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 small red onion, sliced
pinch salt
1 bottle Italian salad dressing

Directions:
In a large bowl, add chopped cucumber, red onion, tomatoes and salt. Add about half the bottle of Italian dressing. Mix together. Cover and place in refrigerator about 2 to 3 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Here's a few recipes to help you:





14 comments:

  1. Quick and simple, I love it!

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  2. Very easy and quick to add one more dish to the party! It was interesting to read the facts about Father's Day. I didn't know that. Happy Father's Day weekend, Christine!

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  3. Quick & refreshing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. Simple and delicious! Lovely salad, Christine~

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  5. Interesting write up about Father's day! That's a fresh & tasty looking salad :) Thanks for sharing, Christine!

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  6. Great salad and a versatile side for any meal.

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  7. I bet my hubby would love this simple salad.

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  8. A yummy classic! I keep meaning to make a cucumber salad too!! You read my mind. ;)

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  9. I love simple salads like this! This was my Dad's favorite :)

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  10. Hi Cindy, I love salad too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Delicious and simple -- love classics like this.

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