Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fruit Salad?

I feel like I should say "psych!" to everyone who thought this was going to be a recipe for fruit salad. But seriously, cucumbers and tomatoes are technically "fruit" so.... anyway.

This was one of my go to recipes in college because it was tasty and easy and I love tomatoes and cucumber and lemon. The version I made can be found below the main recipe.


Tomato-Cucumber Salad
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2-3 roma or vine tomatoes
  • 2 scallions (green onions)
  • 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon




Directions:
1) Dice tomatoes and cucumber into small pieces and chop parsley (I actually like to use scissors) and scallion and combine in medium/large bowl.
2) Pour olive juice, and squeeze lemon over veggies and mix together.
3) Serve and enjoy!

Optional: Try serving on toasted french bread slices like bruschetta. I wasn't a huge fan when I tried it but you might like it. It may work better if you drizzle olive oil over the slices first.

Extra quick salad for one:
I really like lemon so this is extra lemony.
Use one tomato, 1/3 cucumber, juice from 1/2 lemon, 1 Tbsp olive oil.
I never actually measured the olive oil, just drizzled it over top so it was lightly coated.

6 comments:

  1. ooo delicious. this reminds me of an awesome lebanese dish called fattoush. it's pretty much this with fried pita bread. soo good.

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  2. The recipe I have of this actually says to serve with toasted pita bread! I didn't try it because pita bread isn't my thing.

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  3. This recipe looks so delicious and refreshing!! Perfect for summer... can't wait to try!

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