Fire and Ice Salad
Fire and ice are usually opposites, but in this fresh, easy summer salad they should be perfect complements.
Why This Recipe Works
This southern picnic salad is all about ice-cold vegetables—traditionally tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers—and a fiery, bracingly tart dressing. We opted for red onion for its milder, sweeter flavor, and to the classic trio of vegetables, we added green bell pepper for crunch. To balance the liquid given off by the vegetables, our dressing is extra-potent: a combination of vinegar, dry mustard, red pepper flakes, and celery salt, with a little sugar for balance. After an hour in the fridge, this salad is adequately chilled to live up to its name.