4/3/12

Tomato and Cucumber Salad

I have made this salad three times already since I saw it posted at Sjogren's Style last week. I am a regular reader of her blog because we share the same chonic illness, Sjogren's Syndrome, and  Sjogren's Style always has accurate and timely information to help cope with the many effects of the disease. This is a recipe that she posted not only because it is tasty, but because of the anti-inflammatory properties of the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.



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Tomato and Cucumber Salad
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 English cucumber (or two regular cucumbers)
1/2 red onion
Parsley, cilantro, basil, tarragon, or other herb(s) of your choice
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Feta

Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters. Chop the cucumber and red onion and add to the tomatoes. Chop the herb(s) of choice and add to the mixture. I chose to use only cilantro in my salad because it is what I like. Drizzle with about a teaspoon of olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Top the salad with about a tablespoon of feta, or serve the feta on the side.




The first time I made this salad, I used regular cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. The next two times that I made it I used English cucumbers and grape tomatoes. The salad is wonderful made either way, but I do have a preference for the English cucumbers. This colorful salad is going to be a regular on my menu, thanks Sjogren's Style.


10 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I look forward to trying it. :-) Feel free to link it up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." :-) Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments.

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  2. I can't wait to try this out as I love cucumbers. My hubby grows them at at a friend's garden and we usually get a bumper crop.

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  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! We make this all the time, too. Easy, fresh, healthy, and delicious makes for a can't miss combination!

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  4. I will be trying this one, too! It might be part of my contribution to our Easter lunch. Thanks.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  5. I am married to a Greek American. I sometimes wonder how I lived all the years of my life without Greek food such as this very tasty Greek Summer salad. It is great that you are sharing this recipe with your readers.

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  6. Anita,
    This looks simple, healthy and fresh, just the way we like our salads!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. This salad looks delicious and I will definately be giving it a try :)

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  8. Hi Anita,
    We just love fresh tomato cucumber salad and your flavor seasons for this salad are awesome, it looks so good! Hope you have a wonderful Easter Celebration and thank you so much for sharing at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This sounds so yummy! I Will be trying this recipe. Can't wait try this with some home grown cucumbers.
    Have a nice evening :)

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  10. I made a salad that is very similar to this last night for dinner. So yummy! Great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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