Next up in the Summer Salad Series by Martha is the Tomato Cucumber Salad. I really love tomato cucumber salads; they are simple and fresh and easy to make. This recipe was a little different than my usual with the balsamic vinegar which added a different taste and look which was nice but not necessary if you don’t have it. I also added some feta cheese for some extra fun.
TOMATO CUCUMBER SALAD
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2-3 medium sized Roma tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste))
2 tablespoons olive oil (or to taste)
2-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
Cut the tomatoes and cucumbers into small pieces; place in bowl, add all remaining ingredients and stir.
Refrigerate for an hour while all flavors come together. Add more of above ingredients to suit your taste.
Cooks Note: 2 fresh garlic cloves may be substituted for garlic powder; crush or finely mince (or use a blender) the garlic into the balsamic vinegar and allow to sit for 15 minutes to take the “edge” off. Fresh, chopped basil is a wonderful enhancement to this salad! Submitted by: kim wem