Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

This year I planted a different variety of Cucumber. I got tired of the other cuc's being bitter half the time. So my SIL told me about a Japanese cucumber she grew and I decided to try it. When I went to the store they told me she probably meant an Armenian Cucumber.   These things are big.  The two below are actually the smaller ones.  I took pictures of my first cucumbers.  But I had one almost 24 inches last week. 

My kids sometimes eat cucumbers without complaint.  And I usually love them with vinegar and salt give or take something a little extra.  But this year I just was not into the cucumber.   My husband says they tasted like they were all rind.  I liked them ok but they seemed to have more seeds packed in them per inch.  One recipe I managed to get in with some of my first tomatoes, which did not do so well this year, along with the rest of my garden, is a simple cucumber and tomato salad.

I got the recipe from a neighbor and I like that it is simple and just about what I normally do with a cucumber, only with the more goodness of a tomato added.  With these cucumbers it makes a ton!  when it said 2-3 cucumbers, I used only one.

Cucumber Tomato Salad

2-3 cucumbers
2-3 tomatoes
1 onion

Not to specific there so go with what looks right to you.  Less onion, more tomato, etc.  Dice cuc's and tomatoes and onion.  Combine vegis in bowl and sprinkle with salt.  Add oil, vinegar, and water to taste.  It's going to depend on how much of the vegies you used and how tart etc you want it to be.  I used Olive Oil and not very much of it and I left the water out altogether, there is enough juice from the tomatoes for me.

Now I think I may need to make some more of this for lunch today.  If I hurry and get the dishes done I can whip some up and it can marinate in time for lunch.

1 comment:

jb said...

I wonder if this would be yummy with fresh mozzarella cheese. Now I want to try it.

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