Good Morning Friends!
This is a very simple recipe that will give you possibly a new way to use some of the abundance of your garden! We are blessed with grandparents who have big "family gardens", so they love to share their harvest with everyone! We've had home grown tomatoes and cucumbers growing out our ears (so to speak!). Just knowing that our loved ones used their hands to plant and tend to these beautiful vegetables in family soil makes every bite seem a bit tastier.
This salad is so simple. No really, it's almost embarrassing how few ingredients there are. We love to eat this with just about anything in the summertime, especially when we are grilling or have a platter of fried chicken. This salad is not only bright in color, but flavor as well with the simple ingredients and addition of the fresh basil. When peeling the cucumbers, I do what my mom and granny has always done--I like to leave thin stripes of the peel so that when you slice them, they have pretty two-tone green cucumber in your salad. It's the small things remind me of home.
I'm going to take advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruit while they still last. In a few months we will only be dreaming about taste of the fresh summertime harvest that we now have at our fingertips!
Homegrown Cucumber Salad
3-4 Cucumbers, peeled and sliced
2 Slicer Tomatoes, rough chopped
Newman's Own Olive and Vinegar Dressing
(shredded, torn, however you like)
Salt & Pepper
In a bowl, put the cucumbers and tomatoes.
Add enough dressing for the vegetables to be completely saturated, plus some.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Mix all of this together and allow to sit for at least 2 hours covered on the counter or overnight in the fridge.
Before serving, stir again and add the fresh basil to the top.
Serve with a slotted spoon and enjoy!
Thank you to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for featuring my peanut butter cookies. Please check her beautiful home out if you haven't already!