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Not-so-Dumb Salad Recipe with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocado, and Balsamic Vinegar

Not-so-Dumb Salad Recipe with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocado, and Balsamic Vinegar
There are a lot of salads with tomatoes and cucumbers on this blog. That's partly because I love tomatoes and cucumbers and grow them in my garden every year. To me that combination just screams summer, but I also eat tomatoes and cucumbers all year (whenever I can get good flavorful tomatoes and Persian cucumbers from Costco.) So when a reader from Hawaii named Lisa sent me her recipe for "dumb salad" and said it was something she made often, I was interested. Lisa invited me to change it up a bit, but really I didn't change it much except to sub diagonally-sliced green onions for the sweet onions she used. I used my first garden cucumber (on the right) which I combined with two Persian cucumbers. Not many tomatoes yet around here, so I used these sweet Cherubs tomatoes from Costco. I cut the green onion in diagonal slices to make about 1/4 cup, but more would be okay too. You need one perfectly ripe avocado, diced into smallish pieces. Instructions: South Beach Suggestions:

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