Cucumber, Tomato & Red Onion Salad

 

Summertime always reminds me of vegetables and fruits fresh from my dad's gardens. One of my favorites is a simple salad of fresh cucumbers and tomatoes right from the garden. My father would often use his own homemade vinegarand sometimes fresh lemon, which is what I prefer.

 

And lets not forget the crusty Italian bread for dipping in the dressing or fill a with the salad and make it a meal in itself.

Ingredients:

3 cucumbers, peeled and cut into chunks or 6 small cucumbers cut in rings

4 Roma tomatoes cut into chunks or a cup of grape tomatoes sliced in half

1/2 red onion, sliced in thin wedges or chunks

Garlic powder, oregano & salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/3 cup Fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar

Cut the cucumbers, tomato's and red onion and place in a bowl. Add a light sprinkle of garlic powder and dried oregano over the salad, drizzle with the olive oil and fresh lemon (or vinegar), toss and add salt and pepper to taste.

I also often make this salad using only olive oil and maybe a touch of lemon juice and I omit the garlic powder and oregano altogether. I have also omitted the oregano and substituted with chopped fresh basil or mint. And when I can find them fresh in the market or farmers stand I use heirloom tomatoes.

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