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There is nothing like the slightly sweet taste of garden-fresh tomatoes. For Tomato Cucumber Salad, combine tomatoes, crisp English cucumbers, onion, and a tangy vinaigrette. A quick and simple side salad of fresh vegetables to compliment your meal.
I grew up with a grandfather that loved tomatoes. So much that it wasn't unusual for him to plant 50 tomato plants in his backyard garden.
With that many tomatoes, my grandmother got creative with recipes. One simple recipe is Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion Salad.
Simple vegetables, with a light vinegarette, combine for a mouth-watering side salad. Prepared and on the table in as little as 30 minutes.
Ingredients for Tomato Cucumber Salad
- English cucumber
- extra virgin olive oil
- white wine vinegar
- salt and pepper
How to Prepare Salad
Start by chopping the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion.
While I suggest using garden-fresh tomatoes, this salad is delicious with Roma or cherry tomatoes. When using Roma or cherry tomatoes, I suggest refrigerating for at least 30 minutes. This will give time for their flavors to meld with the dressing.
For cucumber, I love the English variety. They have thin tender skin and fewer seeds. The texture is still crisp, but with a slightly milder flavor.
The onion I suggest is a Vidalia or sweet onion. Finely chop or slice thinnly.
This simple vinaigrette uses the 3 to 1 ratio of olive oil to white wine vinegar.
Fresh basil is chopped finely and added along with salt and pepper.
This summer I have grown my own herbs. I have a 3-foot long planter and started Italian parsley, rosemary, basil, lemon thyme, and oregano.
Fresh herbs are so easy to grow and add a fresh, bright flavor to your recipes. Just snip the amount you need for your recipe. Rinse under water and finely chop.
If you don't have fresh basil, substitute 1 teaspoon of dried basil for a similar flavor.
Combine the white wine vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while vigorously whisking to form a dressing.
Drizzle dressing over vegetables. Toss lightly to combine. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.
What to Serve with Tomato Cucumber Salad
This simple vegetable side salad is a quick and easy dish perfect for busy weeknights or for a grilled feast.