If you have a vegetable garden, you may may have planted some cucumbers and tomatoes. And throughout the summer, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with quite a bit of these because they seem to grow so well in gardens! Here’s a recipe you can use your cukes and tomatoes in…it’s a quick and easy salad with a lightly tangy apple cider vinegar/olive oil dressing. I like this salad because the taste of the dressing is very light and complements the natural flavor of the cucumbers and tomatoes. I found it at Foodnetwork.com–I used grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes and added a little extra sliced onion. I also added a bit more apple cider vinegar for just a slightly tangier taste. If you have large tomatoes, you can cut them into chunks about the size of a cherry tomato.
CUCUMBER, TOMATO, AND ONION SALAD by NancyC, adapted from Foodnetwork.com
Makes 4 to 6 servings
- 1 pound cucumbers (about 2 medium), peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 cups (1 pint) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (or cut larger tomatoes into cherry tomato-size chunks)
- 1/2 to 2/3 of a medium size sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced onion, and parsley. Drizzle vinegar and olive oil over these ingredients, then add a few dashes of salt and pepper, and toss all ingredients again, coating everything well. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Let salad stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
Do you have a summer vegetable garden? What kinds of veggies do you like to grow?