As we sauntered back to our bikes to ride the three miles home, we pondered the threatening clouds. “Is it dangerous to ride a bike in lightning?” I asked. Shrug. We hopped on and headed to the market, less than a mile away on the way home. Justin had to get ingredients to make a tomato cucumber salad to bring to a potluck. The heavens opened up and dumped on us. Soaked.
This salad has many variations. Here is mine. Feel free to adjust or add according to your tastes. Some recipes call for bell pepper, others for oregano. With a good dressing you can’t go wrong. This dressing is so tasty that I drink it up after the veggies are eaten!
1/4 cup olive oil
Whisk together at bottom of a large bowl.
3-4 tomatoes (the real kind that’s in season now; not the laboratory kind)
1 small, or half of a large, white onion
2-3 tablespoons basil
Peel cucumbers, leaving on strips of skin if you like. Dice cucumbers and tomatoes into 1 inch cubes. Slice onion super thin, making half moon strips. Roll basil leaves in a stack and slice thinly on a diagonal. Add everything to dressing and toss. Let marinate for at least one hour. To make a meal out of it, serve over toasted bread, or have bread and cheese on the side.
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Sounds like a beautiful way to spend your anniversary! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!
Thanks for the anniversary wishes!