Tomato and Cucumber Salad

This time of year, my garden is overflowing with more than zucchini, peppers and tomatoes which are ripening faster  than I can keep up with.   Here is a picture of what I have been taking from my garden almost daily since mid July:





Now that August is here, the tomatoes are  outnumbering the squash.




When tomatoes  are fresh from the garden they are  perfectly fine just the way they are; but when you mix them with onions and fresh herbs and a little olive oil, yum!      This is a perfect side dish at dinner or  add to a  bed of field greens or arugula for a quick lunch.



Tomato and Cucumber Salad


1 Pint of Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

1 Cucumber

1/2 Red Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Basil

1/8 Cup Chopped Oregano

For Dressing

1 Clove of Garlic

1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Slice the tomatoes in half and place in a bowl
  2. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and slice into 1/4 inch slices and place in bowl
  3. Slice the onion and add to the tomatoes
  4. Add Basil and Oregano and toss ingredients
  5. Top with dressing and combine well



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