Wednesday, March 13, 2019

RUSTIC CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD



RUSTIC CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD





This salad is a close sibling of the family favorite Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad but without the avocado and with different herbs. Yes, not everyone likes avocado and basil as much as I do, but most people that I know love parsley and cilantro. If you want, you can substitute herbs in this salad for basil. Either way, this salad will impress.

Ingredients

For the vegetables:

  • 5 large tomatoes (fresh and fully ripe; tomatoes on the vine are a very good choice)
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • 1 English cucumber (fresh and firm)
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (very good quality)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

1.     Core the tomatoes, cut into 6-8 wedges, then cut each wedge in half. Place the tomatoes into a large bowl, sprinkle with a pinch of brown sugar, salt, and pepper, and toss really well.
2.    Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, then slice it into 1/4" thick slices. Add the cucumbers to the tomatoes.
3.    Slice half the red the onion into very thin slivers crosswise. Then cut the slivers in half, or leave as is, depending on you preference. Add to cucumbers and tomatoes. Add the chopped parsley and cilantro
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