I will admit that this post is WAY late, but hey, better late than never!
I found the MOST amazing recipes just before the 4th of July holiday weekend, and decided to try them all. Here are my results, and of course, PLEASE visit the original sites to see their other amazing recipes as well :)
First up was this wonderfully fresh, wonderfully easy cucumber & tomato salad. It literally took me just minutes to put together, and it was SO delicious!
Now, of course, I did not know it was going to come out good enough to blog so I didn’t take pictures along the way LOL Isn’t that always the way?
Anyway, I originally found this recipe over at My Wooden Spoon but modified somewhat, so I thought I'd give you the modified recipe, and of course, a link to her recipe as well :)
Tomato & Cucumber Salad
First off, I halved the recipe because I'm the only one who likes this stuff so if you have a buncha folks who would like it, be sure to double :)
- 2 medium tomatoes quartered & then eighth'd?
- 1 medium cucumbers, sliced
- 1 onions, sliced and separated into rings
- 2 Tbsp. Vinegar (I used white)
- 1/4 c. Oil, I used Olive Oil (I believe I used canola, as I had no olive)
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 tsp. minced parsley - although I used some fresh basil and dill out of my garden, along with some dried parsley I had in a jar.
First, slice, chop & dice to your heart's content. I left the tomatoes kind of big because in the past, my tomato salads wind up being mush. I don't like mushy tomatoes - so I went with bigger quarters. In a separate bowl, I whisked the vinegar, oil, sugar (making sure the sugar dissolved), and I left the salt & pepper for last.
Finally, I gently folded everything together with the dressing, put it in a sealed container in the fridge for about 2 hours or so and served it with lunch (recipes forthcoming) :) IT was AWESOME! Even my daughter ate some!
By the way, speaking of the Wooden Spoon! She’s got a FABULOUS giveaway going on now through the end of July (next week!). She’s giving away 2 NIIIIICE knives - go over and check it out!