Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I grew up eating this salad almost daily, it seemed, in late summer. We always had fresh cucumber, tomato, basil and sweet onion from the garden. This salad, with all of the ingredients warmed from the sun (well, except the mayo) was always a treat. No matter how much of how often, I always had seconds.

This is definitely a dump and pour recipe. Just make sure to have enough tomatoes so their juice mixes with the mayo for the dressing. Really, I eye ball everything, though.

Tomato Cucumber Salad

Tomato & Cucumber Salad
8 Medium Tomatoes, diced
2 cucumbers, peeled, quartered and chopped
1 sweet onion, diced
1/4 cup vegenaise
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
lots of cracked black pepper

Combine all ingredients and stir. Its best if it sits for a few minutes and served at room temperature. Its good cold or the next day too.

6 servings: 98 cal (6g fat, 8g carbs, 2g protein)

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  1. Eco Mama Says:
  2. This looks wonderful! Going to go make some myself!

  3. YUM!! I make this ALL summer. (Or as soon as we start getting fresh tomatoes) I can't grow cucumbers to save my life though, my Mom's garden supplies those.
    Chopped fresh mint is also a lovely addition to the dressing, gives it a bit of a Greek type flavor (I think?)

  4. Andy Fadich Says:
  5. I look forward to eating this salad every time I eat at my parents house during the summer!


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