Quick & Tasty Summer Salad Recipe

IMG_0377AFor me, summer means an abundance of fresh cucumber and tomatoes right out of the garden.  Sometimes it is hard to stop myself from eating them before I have a chance to prepare a tasty salad.  This salad is easy to double or even triple, especially when the produce keeps coming.  Enjoy!

Remember to choose organic whenever possible.

Refreshing Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

Serves 1

Ingredients:
10 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 medium sized cucumber, chopped
a handful of fresh cilantro, minced
a handful of fresh parsley, minced
a handful of fresh chives or green onion, minced (optional)
fresh greens for the plate

For the dressing:
1 lemon, freshly squeezed
4 Tablespoons olive oil
4 Tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos or a wheat-free tamari
1 clove garlic, pressed

Procedure:

  • wash vegetables,  prepare as directed above and place in a bowl
  • in a glass jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing
  • toss the vegetables with 1/2 of the dressing; taste and add more dressing if necessary
  • serve on a bed of fresh lettuce or spinach

Adventurous Variations:
-easy to increase the ingredients for a larger crowd…great for a pot luck!
-substitute the cilantro with fresh basil

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Quick & Tasty Summer Salad Recipe
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: Serves 1
 
Refreshing Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 medium sized cucumber, chopped
  • a handful of fresh cilantro, minced
  • a handful of fresh parsley, minced
  • a handful of fresh chives or green onion, minced (optional)
  • fresh greens for the plate
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Bragg's liquid aminos or a wheat-free tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
Instructions
  1. Wash vegetables, prepare as directed above and place in a bowl
  2. In a glass jar, combine the ingredients for the dressing
  3. Toss the vegetables with ½ of the dressing; taste and add more dressing if necessary
  4. Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce or spinach

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