Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Summer suppers = salads

I've written previously about how I like salads in the summer since the garden is full of bounty and it doesn't heat up my kitchen.

One of our all-time favorite salads is the super simple Tomato & Cucumber Salad:

  • It's beautiful
  • Everything comes from our garden
  • Extremely flavorful and fresh
  • Quick and easy
  • Won't spoil in the heat
  • Can be eaten room temperature or cold 

And quite frankly, I am a sucker for anything with fresh basil in it.

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

2 English Cucumbers, cut into chunks
4 or 5 ripe Tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 White Onion, cut into chunks
Big Handful of Fresh Basil, chopped
Balsamic Vinegar
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (it does make a difference)
Course Salt

Throw all of the vegetables & basil into a bowl.  Mix well.
Sprinkle over the salt & pepper and toss.
Pour over about 1/4c. vinegar, toss to coat and season to taste.

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.


  1. I'm looking for summer lunch ideas. This will be great! Thanks!

  2. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I make this all the time in the summer but use a red onion instead and through some feta cheese in there! YUM


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