Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer tomato salad

Beside the awesome warm feeling of the summer months and the never ending invitations from friends and families, farmers market is one of my must-dos. They have a line full of vendors that give you a large variety for whatever your little heart desires. It's kinda relaxing in a way and very fulfilling too, especially when you find the things you love or something new to try. I bought a tray of heirloom tomatoes which tasted just the way it looks; summery! I like  fresh  tomatoes and love to make simple light salads using them. They are one of the many good things summer brings us each year. These particular ones are harvested during the months of July and August. By the end of September those freshly picked, locally grown tomatoes will just be a memory, so lets join with me and make it a happy one.


1 lb assorted summer tomatoes
1 seedless cucumber ( about 3 inches)
2 chilies for heat, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion chopped
4 tbs good olive oil
2 tbs vinegar
1/4 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 tbs cilantro roughly chopped

Summer tomato salad

Assorted summer tomatoes


Cut each tomato in half and set aside in a bowl. Cube the  cucumbers, slice the chilies, chop the red onion and add this to the bowl of halved tomatoes. Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and Tabasco to make a vinaigrette. Add this to the bowl. Add the roughly chopped cilantro and toss to coat evenly. Enjoy!