Monday, September 10, 2012

Marinated Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Revisited, Kind-of

There was a never-empty basket of tomatoes on the counter and something had to be done.  What came to mind as I surveyed the garden and the frig was marinated tomatoes and cucumbers.

This is a slight variation from my previous post.  There should be about/loosely a 2 cup to 1 cup ratio, tomatoes to cucumbers.



Kate's Marinated Tomatoes and Cucumbers


6-8 baby heirloom tomatoes, sliced or the equivalent quartered (whatever is on hand works!)
1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 slice purple onion, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 Tbsp chopped dill
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp prepared mustard


Layer tomatoes, cucumber, and purple onion in a shallow dish. Sprinkle parsley and basil on top. Combine oil, vinegar, prepared mustard, salt, sugar, pepper, and garlic in a small jar; shake well. Pour mixture over the vegetables. Let stand at room temperature at least 20 minutes. After 20 minutes drain excess marinade from the tomatoes and cucumbers, then chill and serve.


PRINTABLE RECIPE



8 comments:

  1. I could eat this everyday and be a happy girl.
    Sam

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  2. Your plate cracked me up:)

    So fresh ..and delicious~

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  3. Looks delicious Kathy, this is pretty regular fare around our place in the summer, but I like the kicked up flavors you've added to your version.

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  4. I am loving fresh from the garden tomatoes right now. Your salad would be delicious with them.

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  5. Sadly my tomato plants did not produce much but the farmers markets are full of some wonderful delights.

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  6. Kate, this looks delicious, and perfect for this time of year. (Your bowl/dish is a RIOT!) Thanks for the giggle this morning. ((hugs!)) ~m.

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  7. Oh, yeah...LOVE this one! I could eat garden tomatoes every single day...and pairing them with cucumbers is perfect!

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  8. My favorite summer salad! Your vinaigrette sounds delicious, Kate.

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