Saturday, August 17, 2013

Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I’m still using up those tomatoes.  Today making a tasty heirloom tomato and cucumber salad. 

2 Seedless (the foot long English kind) cucumbers 
4 heirloom tomatoes (about 2 pounds), cored and cut into a mix of wedges and chunks
Handful fresh basil leaves or parsley torn into pieces
Kosher salt and pepper

Simple Dressing
1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar
1⁄4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper

Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes and basil.   Put vinegar, oil, lime juice, sugar, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a mason jar and shake until mixed.  Pour over the tomatoes salad. Let sit at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes before serving so the flavors can marry.

Variation -  Add avocado to the salad for taste and another texture.  You can use avocado oil in place of the olive oil.

Replace the basil or parsley with dill weed. 

I also like Green Goddess store bought bottled salad dressing on this salad in place of the simple dressing..   You can also add some onion powder to the dressing for extra flavor or you can goose it up with slices of red onion or chopped green onion. 

However you make it, cucumbers and tomatoes go great together.

Have a great day, be happy and may God bless you and yours. 

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