Cucumber Tomato Salad

Long time, no talk. I know. I’ve had a good reason though. Lots of really good reasons, actually.

Reason # 1: The great tomato canning of 2010. After we made the three recipes there, we went on to purchase more tomatoes and do even more canning. We have more tomato soup than we know what to do with!

Reason #2: I was completely out of energy! After the great canning experiment, lots and lots of leftovers, an extremely short work week, and preparing to go out of town, I was worn out.

Reason #3: We went out of town for a family wedding. Klark was the best man; and though he wasn’t thrilled about the color guava, he wore it quite well. My gorgeous hubby. Congratulations to Kory and Nixi.

Reason #4: We were in Wisconsin and eating lots of wonderful fried food to include large cheeseburgers, fish fry fish, cheese curds and more. And it was so good, and so not healthy most of the time.

Reason #5: We weren’t cooking, and didn’t bring computers!!!

Fast forward to last night. 7:30. Just home with two apathetic cats and a very excited dog. Very tired and very hungry.

Cucumber Tomato Salad was the easiest, healthiest, fastest, and therefore best decision.
(Printable Recipe)
2 tomatoes
1 cucumber
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinagrette
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp red wine

Whisk together the liquid ingredients and stir in diced tomatoes and cucumber. Voila! Dinner. Really tasty and fresh… and oh! so easy.

We also cooked some pasta, which I took for lunch today and used leftover salad as a sauce.

I highly recommend for those nights when time is short, hunger is high, and veggies sound good.

It doesn’t have the same ooey gooey delicious flavor of a cheese curd, but I think, in technical terms, it’s about 600,000 times healthier for you and your arteries.

I promise to get back to cooking soon, with more tasty recipes to pass along to you and to try.

This post is being linked to Foodie Friday on Designs by Gollum and

 
Inspiration Friday at Southern in my Heart

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5 Responses

  1. This looks so great! Thanks for linking up to No Whine Wednesday!

  2. Vanessa says:

    Hi Erin! Your blog is looking so great and I am totally going to link up to your party! Your button is gorgeous and that recipe sound delicious. I love me a cucumber salad! 🙂
    Thanks so much for linking up with Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

  3. Thank you to you both!
    @FoodOnTheTable — we don’t have kids yet, but I love reading your blog and have shared with friends with picky eaters!
    @Vanessa — I’m looking forward to it! You’ve inspired me to create a better blog and to host a party… and create a button. Next I have to create one for the blog… how did you do yours?

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi Erin,

    I found you on a fellow food bloggers site, Hipstir Fresh. I’m loving your blog, our readers at RecipeLion are really into potluck so it’s nice to find a blog devoted to it.

    I really like this salad recipe above, I actually think it would be perfect for our Fabulous Food Fridays blog hop at RecipeLion. Our hop is live right now, I’d love it if you could come by and share your recipe.

    Thanks, looking forward to exploring your blog!

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

  5. Sarah says:

    Hi Erin, I almost forgot to leave you a link to our hop! http://www.recipelionblog.com/fabulous-food-fridays-may-blog-hop/

    The theme is picnic and warm weather recipes, come check it out. Would love to share recipes with you.

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

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