Marinated Summer Salad


Marinated Summer Salad

Marinated Summer Salad

The original version of this recipe came from my dear friend, Gail.  It was originally a marinated slaw which is absolutely fabulous!!!  I have used it for slaw but now that all the fresh peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers are flourishing in the garden, this has been a regular at our table.  I have cut the marinade in half and replaced the cup of sugar with 2 small packets of Splenda.  Take this marinade and any vegetable that suits you…  it will be delicious!!!


Salad Ingredients Lists:

2 1/2  – 3 cups tomatoes, small diced… If using the cherry tomatoes, just cut them in half

3 small cucumbers, peeled and quartered

6 – 8 peppers of your choice…. hot, sweet, mild, spicey…What’s in your garden?  Just       seed and devein!

1/2 purple onion, sliced VERY thin



1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup water

2 small packets Splenda

Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste


Put all of the vegetables along with the marinade in a 2 1/2 qt container with a tight fitting lid.  Mix very well.  Refrigerate for 4 – 6 hours, Stirring and mixing frequently.  Serve and Enjoy!!!


Gail’s Original Recipe:

2 cups white vinegar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

salt and pepper to taste


  1. missy abernethy says:

    This looks delicious! Definitely going to try this!!!

    • MelissiaDaggett says:

      Thanks, Missy!!! We eat it all the time and as I said… you could add any vegetable that you like!!! Enjoy and let me know what you think!!!

    • Vicki Merriweather says:

      I’m going to try the marinade with an Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes salad with a little Feta Cheese on top! Thx Melissa

  2. Shamblee Cathey says:

    Can’t wait to make!

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