As the weather warms up most of us will be ready for some cool refreshing summer fare. Nothing I like better during a warm day in Texas that a bowl of one of my favorites, a Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad.
It’s quick and easy and very simple to make considering you don’t even have to cook anything. Oh, and did I mention, it’s very healthy too and you can adjust the recipe to fit any diet.
We’re going to need three medium Tomatoes, 3 medium Cucumbers. One medium Onion (your choice, Vidalia, red, yellow or white). Chop everything up to your taste. Some folks like to quarter the tomatoes, slice the cucumbers and slice the onion as well. I personally don’t mind, sometimes I chop everything in small pieces and mix it all up as well.
Proceed by adding a cup of cool water, half a cup of vinegar (I like malt vinegar myself but apple cider is good). Add two table spoons of sugar, two tea spoons of salt (I prefer Sea Salt), add coarse Black Pepper to taste and then top it all off with about a fourth cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Mix it up and stir it real good and viola, your almost ready to enjoy. You’ll want to cover the bowl with some Saran wrap and put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours and your ready to enjoy a cool, fresh, tasty Cucumber, Onion and Tomato Salad.
Oh but wait. YES, you can add chopped Celery, Bell Peppers, Avocads and even Jalapeno if you’d like after all it’s your salad. Play around with ingredients and no matter what you end up with I’m sure you’re going to love it.
Happy, Healthy Eating !