Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad

Honest...there are cucumbers on the bottom!!!

I seem to always have fruit and vegetables that are right on the edge of going bad that need to be used up right away! Yesterday it was bunch of tomatoes and a cucumber. Unfortunately the cucumber had lost virtually all of it's flavor but I was still able to use it in the salad that I was going to make.

Very simple salad. Tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Sliced and placed in a large flat container. I used a glass 8X8 cake pan.

Salad Dressing:

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup white vinegar
5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over the sliced of tomato, onion and cucumber. Place in fridge for an hour or so before serving. Stirring frequently to make sure the flavors are well blended.

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

23 comments:

Núria said...

My kind of salad, Judy! No onion for me, though... it keeps on coming back ;D

~annie said...

Sounds yummy. Looks beautiful!

Dani said...

i am doing this right now! i have the same veggies just sititng in my fridge and this pics just looks perfect. thanks!

Lori said...

Found your blog this week on Foodbuzz. This recipe looks great. I have that same problem with vegetables about to go bad. I'll definitely have to try this.

Me said...

Judy - love that salad. I make that and also sometimes add a bit of Feta Cheese to it and it is like a horiataki salad. Yummo. PS...I have the perfect easy main dish to go with this today on my blog!

Linda said...

Not sure why I am showing up as me. It is me Life is Good!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

hi Nuria-glad you like it and it is fine without the onion as well!

Thanks so much Annie!

Hi dani-let me know how you like it!

Hi Lori-I am so glad you found me...love Foodbuzz!

Hi Linda-weird about the me thing! I will check out your dish today!

Lucky said...

mmm, I live off this stuff in the summer!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These are some of my favorite kinds of salads! YUMMMMMMM!!!

Peter M said...

I love me a salad with tomatoes, onion and a vinagraitte. Go nuts on the tomatoes 'cause winter's coming, no'mo tomatoes.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi lucky-it is the best!

Hey Jenn-Add a bit of cheese and you have a meal!

Oh Peter I am planting my tomatoes either this weekend or next so the fun has just begun!!! Remember we are produce starved over your summer!

Darius T. Williams said...

I'll take it all...with a piece of really good bread and some herbed butter...where do I sign up?

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Fuji Mama said...

This sounds wonderful and refreshing. Yum!

Zesty Cook said...

I love this Salad... very refreshing, quick and easy and flavorful. Great Photo!

As always good work!

Zesty

Yash said...

Hey Hey , Yummy my mouth starts watering & great for Calorie Counting Persons as it is made up of negative Calorie Food. So Happy Eating & Keep Sliming thats main funda.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi DTW-MMMMM...bread would have been good with it or even in it!

Hi Fuji Mama-It was very refreshing.

Thanks so much zesty cook!

Thanks Yash!

Dani said...

it was frecnh and crispy with a great after bite :)

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

SO glad you liked it Dani!!!

JeanAnnVK said...

We used to make a version of this salad when I was young...loved it! Found you on FoodBuzz...and see you are on Alltop...me too! I am on it for my gardening blog www.gardenertofarmer.com

Bellini Valli said...

This is a lovely salad to use thos sun ripened tomatoes of the season:D

bren@flanboyanteats.com said...

minus the thyme, oregano, parsley and basil, this is such a cuban everyday salad! yum!

myspicykitchen said...

that is my kinda salad.. very colorful and looks yummy too... :)

Diane said...

thanks! looks easy too!

my stepson wants to be a vegetarian. now i'm looking for some good recipes.