Garden Fresh Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

The best way to enjoy this refreshing summer salad is to use vegetables straight out of your garden or from your local Farmers Market. The salad tastes great as soon as you make it, but the flavors will be enhanced after letting it marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve Cool as a Cucumber Salad as a side dish for lunch or dinner.

Cool as a Cucumber Salad

2 cups sliced cucumber, peeled
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly-sliced red onion, sliced pole-to-pole
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in a 1-quart ceramic dish. Pour olive oil over all, and stir well to combine. Add dill and salt, and stir again. Cover, and marinate 2 hours in refrigerator. Serve cold.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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