Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Garden Tomato Salad

Just like with zucchini a surplus of tomatoes happen as well. Our neighbor has brought over about 40 fresh tomatoes in all, so I'm searching my cook books and finding things to make. His tomatoes are so good, a little sweet, juicy, tender, just lovely little things. They even smell wonderful. Anyway here's a recipe we keep going back to because it's so good. We grew our own basil this year so we like it because of that too.

3 to 5 tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced (I chop mine)
2 to 3 leaves fresh basil, finely chopped
2 to 3 tbls red onion, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt (I used 1/2 tsp minced garlic and added plain salt)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbls olive oil

Mix all ingredients together. Let stand for awhile before serving.


Jill said...

this sounds FANTASTIC, laura! there is something special about Indiana tomatoes. I think it must be that midwestern soil. Even the best home-grown tomatoes out here don't taste nearly as sweet and delicious. maybe i'm biased. but this salad sounds delicious!

Shovna Singh said...

Amazing recipe :)