Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tomato Cucumber Salad


Last week, my girlfriend came to spend a few nights with us, before school starts up again. We had a great time and she surprised us, with some green peppers and tomatoes from here garden. They all smelled so good and the tomatoes were such a bright red, I couldn't wait to dig in. While we used a few on sandwiches, I decided to use the remaining tomatoes in a salad. I wanted a salad that would let the sweetness of the tomatoes shine, so I went with a simple tomato cucumber salad.

It can't get any easier than this. The vinaigrette is light, slightly sweet and tangy. It pairs wonderfully with the sweet tomatoes and fresh cucumber. The kids especially loved this salad and if given the chance, they might have only eaten that, for dinner, LOL. Not only are the colours stunning, this salad is like summer in a bowl!

Tomato Cucumber Salad
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4 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 medium seedless cucumber, sliced on the diagonal
2 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sugar
2 tsp basil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
a pinch of sea salt

Place tomatoes, cucumber and green onion in a medium bowl. Combine vinegar, oil, sugar, basil, pepper and salt. Drizzle over tomatoes and cucumber; toss. Let sit for 20 minutes, before serving. Refrigerate or serve at room temperature.


This post linked to

Tuesdays at the Table
Hearth and Soul
Delicious Dishes
See Ya in the Gumbo
Tasty Tuesdays


The Sexy Single Mommy said...

OMG! That looks SO GOOD! This is a MUST try for me. Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on the Tasty Tuesday Hop. Stop by and say hello. I am looking for guest bloggers to cover food for the relaunch of my blog in 2 weeks. I think you would be great. Love the blog. Come by and say hello. http://www.thesexysinglemommy.com

CJ @ Morsels of Life said...

This recipe looks like some tasty eats! And it's simple to make too. :) Thanks for sharing.

MM said...

This would make a perfectly fine summer dinner, I think! Love the green onion in this (one of my favorite things). Thanks for being a part of See Ya In the Gumbo this week.

Colie's Kitchen said...

Oh that looks fantastic thanks for sharing -Nicole @ colieskitchen.com

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a beautiful salad! Your vinaigrette sounds delicious too.