Tomato Cucumber Salad

 

Recipe for Tomato Cucumber Salad - A simple salad with tomatoes, cucumber and onions and a light dressing makes for a delicious healthy summer side.

Summary: A simple salad with tomatoes, cucumber and onions and a light dressing makes for a delicious healthy summer side.

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 1 ½ lb tomatoes
  • Pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 30 small fresh basil leaves
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Core the tomatoes and cut lengthwise into 6-8 wedges. Cut each wedge in half crosswise. Place the tomatoes in a large bowl and wake them up with a big pinch of salt, pepper and sugar. Cut the ends off the cucumbers and use a vegetable peeler to make long stripes in the skin. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and then crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Add to the tomatoes. Peel the onion and cut lengthwise into slivers. Dump the onions in with the tomatoes and cucumbers and give everything a good toss.
  2. Clean and dry the basil leaves. Stack them on top of one another and roll lengthwise into a tight cigar. Cut crosswise into thin strips and stir into salad.
  3. Throw together a batch of dressing. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over tomatoes and cucumbers. Marinate the salad at room temperature for several hours. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Recipe and Photo: Rah Cha Chow / CC BY-NC-ND

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