Quick and easy summer tomato-cucumber salad
Here's a simple family recipe for you straight from the Milito summer table. There was rarely an evening in July/August when my mother didn't put out a large plate of sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. Some nights she got a little crazy and tossed it into this fresh Italian salad--yummy and so, so easy. Often it's the simple combinations that please the most.
Connie's Cucumber Tomato Salad fresh from the garden
3 small cucumbers or I large
3 medium tomatoes
1/2 red onion
2 tbls good olive oil
1 tbls red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the cucumbers lengthwise in half. Cut into 1/4 thick slices. Cut the tomatoes in half and cut into similar sized wedges. Thinly slice the red onion in strips. Toss all the vegetables together with the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Delish!
Although Connie never added fresh basil, I highly recommend a bit to bring in a new dimension. If you have some green pepper, that is a nice addition as well. Just chop it up and enjoy.
This is an excellent go to summer salad and is works well as a simple treat anytime of day. It combines well with grilled meats, vegetables and rice!