Monday, July 30, 2018

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad


Tomatoes, cucumbers and basil all these wonderful flavors are one of my favorites. I came in from the garden today with all the ingredients for this delicious salad. This salad has a very special vinaigrette over the mix to put it over the top.  Our family has made this recipe for years and it has gone on the table for family and been carried to potluck dinners for everyone to enjoy. I don't recall ever bringing a bite of it back home from a function. It is a fresh flavorful salad and although we make it from our garden vegetables in the summer the ingredients can be found in your super market the year round.

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



We Start With Recipe With 
Fresh Garden Tomatoes

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add Some Great Vegetables

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Seasons and The Amazing Vinaigrette

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Lets Make Salad

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
4 cups Cherry Sweet Tomatoes, quartered
3 cups cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup Feta Cheese
The Vinaigrette
3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Directions
In a large mixing bowl stir together the tomatoes,cucumbers, red onion, basil, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Mix together well.
Let the salad mix sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, this will allow the liquid to draw out of the vegetables.
To make the vinaigrette, pour the vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper into a blender. Blend the mix until it is thick and creamy.
Toss the salad mix to allow all the natural liquids to coat the vegetables.
Pour the vinaigrette over the salad mix according to your taste or serve it on the side.
Toss in the Feta Cheese to your taste.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to allow all the flavors to blend.
Garnish with fresh basil and more Feta Cheese if you like.
Enjoy!

This Salad Is Ready

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Hope You Enjoy The Salad!

Tomato Basil & Cucumber Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage to spend some time with us today, we always enjoy your visits. Hope you will be able to go out to your own garden or maybe a Farmers Market for the fresh ingredients to make this awesome Tomato  Basil & Cucumber Salad. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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1 comment:

  1. Miz Helen, that is a gorgeous salad! I'm excited to try that vinaigrette. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

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