Summer Salads #1

With the temperature climbing over 100°F daily, we’ve turned to cooling summer salads here at Sagehenge*. The first salad I have to share is the incredibly tasty, cooling, and simple “Mediterranean salad”:

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Ingredients

  • 3 Cucumbers, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and sliced thinly
  • 8-10oz of cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4-1/2 red onion, sliced very thinly (“shaved”)
  • Red wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Ricotta salata or Feta cheese (optional)

Process

Combine the first three ingredients, dress with oil and vinegar, season with salt and pepper. Let sit for an hour before serving (or up to 3 days, refrigerated; may need a touch more salt after sitting that long.)

Serve with crumbled cheese (optional).

– elfin

* “Sagehenge” is the new name for our house.

 

1 comment to Summer Salads #1

  • Sherpa Tam

    My father and I ate a VERY simple version of this salad forever.

    Tomatoes and Onions straight from the Garden, cut into bite size pieces.
    Add Italian Dressing. Set in Fridge for a couple hours, even better next day.

    Of course we tormented everyone with our breath, but it is still my favorite taste of summer.
    I look forward to adding the other items…