Ooooooo I love the salads of summer!!!!! This is one of my favs. My neighbor, Don Kinion used to make it every summer from the abundance of his garden, and lucky us, we got a gift of a nice big jar full every few weeks during the late harvest season, when he had tomatoes and cucumbers coming out his ears. I have never been able to duplicate his perfect recipe, but this comes pretty close. Hats off to you neighbor. Hope you are doing well!!!!
1 burpless cucumber (the long, skinny, plastic wrapped ones, if you are buying from the store, or any variety grown in the garden)
2 packages of the sweetest cherry tomatoes in the produce department, (or a small bowl full of freshly harvested Sweet One Hundreds Cherry Tomatoes, from the garden)
1 Red Onion (they grow these where I live and so I get the luxury of fresh from the fields, in fact, they often fall off the harvesting trucks right in front of my house. Ditch food!!!! Love it!)
1/2 cup good quality Olive Oil
1 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mix up the dressing ingredients first (olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper), place in a large mason jar, and park in the fridge until ready to mix with veggies. Give it a shake every once in a while.
Peel some of the skins from the cucumbers. If you are using the long, skinny store bought ones, the skin if find to leave on. It is very tender. But some garden cucs have tough, bitter skins. I like to leave some of the skin on anyway. But taste the cucumbers to make sure they aren’t bitter.
Chop the cherry tomatoes in half.
Slice the onion into thin slices, and then give them a rough chop. Mix all the veggies together in a large glass bowl and pour the dressing over. Toss to coat and then chill for a few hours in the fridge. Give them a stir every once in a while (couple hours) until ready to serve.
Serve this alongside any BBQ meat… (or eat it all by itself!!!!! 🙂)
“Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.” Romans 14:1-4