Healthy Cucumber-Tomato Salad
photo by Ashley Cuoco
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 1 large cucumber, cubed
- 1 -2 medium tomatoes, cubed
- 1⁄2 small onion, chopped
- fresh basil, chopped
- garlic salt
- Add cucumber, tomato and onion to a bowl with a cover.
- (preferably tupperware or something similar.) Add garlic salt, pepper and basil to taste.
- Seal bowl and shake.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
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Kari - I love this simple salad. I use sweet onions (vidalia, Walla Walla, Maui or Spanish) I can usually find one of them. I use lemon basil (it's a small leafed basil and very good) Love this salad with a steak and baked potatoe. I confess I do like a bit of dressing but usually use a no fal Dijon/ Tarragon dressing - Thanks for posting this good salad
I also will be making this all summer. It is a perfectly refreshing side dish with simple flavours. I used a 1/4 clove of garlic with regular salt instead of the garlic salt, and served it with small portions of Macaroni and Cheese (#19843). Delicious, thanks! Ooh, I'll bet the leftover juice would be a nice addition to a Bloody Caesar or Mary.
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I was married to a Italian here is what you need to do cut up tomato s 3or 4 cucumber diced then take a wooden salid bowl crush some fresh garlic rub the bowl with it ...stay with me here add tomatoes cukes onion salt and pepper push them around the bowl till mixed then cover with towel let sit on counter for a HR....you will see a lot of juice in bowl add fresh basil balsamic vinegar the expensive age type if you choose if not the cheap add a touch of sugar if you like then let's set for another hour on the counter covered with a towel ready to eat some garlic bread dip in the juice it'll set you free
This was delicious! I used about 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar, and garlic powder and salt instead of garlic salt, which I don't have. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The tomatoes and basil were fresh from the garden, and the cucumbers came from the farmers market. Even with the vinegar, the natural flavors of the veggies came through beautifully! I think next time I may omit the vinegar and use mint instead of basil. What a fun, versatile recipe! Thanks for posting!
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