I know what you’re saying: “Who needs a recipe for cucumber and tomato salad?!”
Well, it’s not just for the fancy edged cucumbers…Fresh basil & garlic make this refreshing salad a standout among all others 🙂 It’s also great quick ‘throw together’ for any picnic, BBQ, or summer buffet. It really plays well with others.
It’s really too bad that my camera decided to develop a case of “what photos, lady?”. Maybe it heard me talking about it’s upcoming replacement. Anyway, the salad was so simple to make I took the time to make some lovely photos of the process. Like the way, Mrs. Compton, my home economics teacher at Lincoln Elementary School taught me to score cucumbers before slicing them for a salad.
Feel free to make this salad without fancying up your cucumbers…just don’t invite Mrs. Compton.
Cucumber & Tomato Salad
1 half english cucumber, or 1 medium salad cucumber
4 Roma tomatoes, ripe but still firm
2 scallions(green onions)
4 fresh basil leaves, rolled and cut into strips
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Score all around cucumber lengthwise with the tines of a fork to create a decorative edge. Slice cucumber into 1/8-inch rounds and place in a large bowl. Quarter tomatoes lengthwise and then cut pieces into halves(8 pieces per tomato. Add the tomatoes, scallions, and basil strips to the bowl with cucumbers. In a small lidded jar add garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Cover jar and shake well to mix. Pour mixture over salad and toss. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Prior to serving, toss salad and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Mindie Hilton says
I would love for you to share this great salad at my party this weekend. Come make new blog friends.
I am having a blogger party that will run every friday evening through Sunday. I hope you will come. The button for it is on my blog now if you would like to grab it. You can link up just about everything. Hope to see you there
love d rocking healthy color..:)
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looks so healthy…i love to have on a hot summer day
Sinful Sundays says
Refreshing looking salad! I bought a basil about a week and a half ago and it’s dying already. 🙁 I think I get too much sunlight in the kitchen or something. In any event, when I get a new one I’m pretty sure I’ll be putting this together!
Cooking Creation says
I love, love, LOVE cucumber and tomato salad, especially on a 100 degree day like today! Yours looks so tasty! I like to throw in a little balsamic and feta in mine.
@Mindie…Thank you and many thanks for the invite. I’ll be in touch soon for the details.
@Jay…Thanks, I love the color combo too!
@Aarthi…Thanks, it’s really a skinny dish and very cooling in this hot weather.
@Jihane…Thanks, I killed my first one last year. Luckily, the produce guy told me to keep my next one outside…It worked well on my porch.
@Cooking Creation…Thanks, you are so right…Don’t forget the red onion to replace the green…DELICIOUS!
Kitchen Belleicious says
Refreshing it is! beautiful it is and a must try it is! This looks great Shawn! I am loving it!
Question- how did you get your tweets to show up on the comment box. I would love to be able to do that?
Nami @ Just One Cookbook says
I just bookmarked this salad Shawn! Looks refreshing and I love it!!!