Today I’m sharing a tomato and cucumber side dish. The key to this is the delicious olive oil and vinegar mixture. You can let this sit for hours before serving because the tomatoes and cucumber marinate in each other’s flavors. As embarrassing as it is, I’ve actually licked the bottom of the bowl after serving this side.
The tomato cucumber salad works nicely with grilled salmon or lamb. I’ve also served it with flatbread and homemade hummus for a vegetarian meal. Tomatoes are very versatile so try this dish or the Caprese salad I shared yesterday with your favorite protein.
3 beefsteak or vine ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. In a larger bowl, combine the tomatoes, sliced cucumber and chopped green onions. Pour vinegar/oil mixture over the top and let sit for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve when ready.