Even though I grow cherry tomatoes, they rarely make it into a salad.
My own greedy hands! The hands that pick them when I'm out in the garden and pop them in my mouth like candy. My father admits to the same.
Some actually do make it into the kitchen, but then they are snacked away before anything resembling a dish can be made with them. We've had a resurgence of hot weather the last few days, which is good news for ripening tomatoes, and finally we've had a day when I picked more than I ate.
Must have eaten lunch before harvesting, what a concept! Remember what they tell you about never going grocery shopping while hungry? The same holds true for gardening.
This is an easy salad to throw together, the base is tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.
We used cherry and pear tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and added some fresh mint, oregano, and shallots. Dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. You could also add some Kalamata olives and arugula.
Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad
2-3 cups cherry and/or pear tomatoes, sliced in half
1 cup chopped cucumber, peeled (and seeded if the seeds are bitter)
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon mint leaves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons shallots or green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Gently toss the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, onions, mint, and oregano together. Dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||89%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|