Cucumber #Tomato #Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad is a refreshing summer time salad recipe (that is naturally gluten-free and excessive in vitamin c) you possibly can get pleasure from whereas tomatoes are ripe and in season (and also a lot lots less costly than normal!). With the climate warming up tomatoes are fitting sweeter and sweeter and we’re discovering tomatoes are already getting ripe sufficient for this recipe.

What’s huge about this salad is you possibly could make it forward of time and it won’t wilt as it doesn’t include any lettuce. The tomatoes, cucumbers and onions will soften simply a little of as they sit but simply to turn out to be further mushy as you devour them. And within the event you've got an aversion to uncooked red onion flavors you possibly can soak your red onion slices in ice water for ten minutes earlier than including them to the salad to mute the uncooked onion flavor.
How to make a Vinaigrette:

The vinaigrette on this recipe is a vintage red wine vinaigrette with a wholesome handful of recent chopped dill combined in. A vintage vinaigrette has a ratio of 3 components oil to at least one facet vinegar. You can use your favourite salad oil for this and your favourite vinegar, but on this recipe and with dill as a style I selected to make use of red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. Since we're no longer utilizing an emulsifier like mayonnaise or mustard you’re going to must whisk the dressing proper earlier than tossing with the salad.
What are the greatest tomatoes to use?

I use vine tomatoes on this salad recipe but you possibly can use cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes or any different ripe tomatoes. If you use cherry tomatoes make certain you slice them in half to permit the tomato juice and the dill vinaigrette to blend with the cut tomatoes.
More Ingredients to add:

    Cheese: Feta Cheese for a fun Greek twist, you possibly can upload this in recent or baked (if baking, brush with extra-virgin olive oil and bake at 375 stages for 20 minutes). Fresh Mozzarella for an Italian version, upload a few recent basil too.
    Protein: Grilled Chicken or Grilled Shrimp
    Vegetables: Carrots, Kidney Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Red Bell Peppers, Avocados
    Fruit: Strawberries, Watermelon



    four cups english cucumbers , cut in half lengthwise and sliced
    four vine tomatoes , chopped
    1/2 red onion , thinly sliced
    1/4 cup chopped recent dill
    1/3 cup further virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    2 teaspoons kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon coarse flooring black pepper


Note: click on on instances within the classes to soar a kitchen timer whereas cooking.

    Add the vegetables to a enormous bowl, then whisk collectively the dill, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and pour it over the vegetables tossing them intently together.

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