Cucumber Tomato Salad

Today I’m sharing a super easy side dish that we enjoy throughout spring and summer months.

I was browsing through some old Facebook pictures that I posted on my personal page last year, and saw where I posted a cell phone pic of this recipe for cucumber tomato salad before I started the blog.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

I just love fresh cucumbers.  My Mom has a green thumb to die for and always shares her organic fresh veggies and fruits with me.

My Mom's Garden

This is her yard and greenhouse.  Good darn thing they are just out of the city limits and have a well for their water supply.  I don’t think they’d be able to afford a city water bill!  LOL :-)

All there is to this recipe is slicing some cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and chopping some basil…

Sliced Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onions & Basil

Then making a vinaigrette dressing with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, dill weed, sugar, salt and pepper.  Drizzle it over the salad.  Waalaa.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

I hope you enjoy this awesome little salad as much as we do!

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Ingredients

    For the salad:
  • Approximately 3 cups peeled & sliced cucumbers
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced into chunks
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place salad ingredients in large bowl and toss.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients in small bowl; stir to combine well & drizzle over salad.
http://theblondcook.com/2012/03/cucumber-tomato-salad/

Comments

  1. I love this salad…I have been making it for years…so yummy with fresh homegrown tomatos…when I lived in TN and could get the TN tomato it was even better!!! I make a great summer pasta that is super easy with lots of tomatos and basil…love basil with tomatos

    • I make this salad also but mine is a little different, I don’t use basil, and my vinaigrette, is a little different but very delicious.

  2. simple delicious:) We have this salad in Iran as a Salad Shirazi.

  3. So I came across the picture of your mama’s garden while searching for garden pictures, and I have to say its very nice. OMG I would be in heaven if I had a greenhouse too!
    Hoping to get one soon! I love gardening and eating all the fresh veggies and fruit.

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