There’s nothing quite like the fresh flavors of summer fruits and vegetables to make a foodie happy! And you don’t even have to be a foodie….if you enjoy good food and good nourishment then summer is for you! Here in New Jersey there are many farmer’s markets* and roadside farm stands during the warm sunny months, after all, we are the Garden State! If you don’t have easy access to fresh farm produce, not to worry. These days grocery stores are filled with beautiful local produce too! The tomatoes in this Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad can be easily found in your produce aisle as well as at your local farmer’s market. So get ready for bursts of fresh flavor in every bite! It’s fabulously delicious!
Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
12 ounces assorted small size heirloom tomatoes, quartered, 2 cups, OR 1 pkg. (12 oz.) Gourmet Medley tomatoes**
1 (12 oz.) cucumber, peeled in stripes, sliced 1/2-inch thick then quartered, 2 cups
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 Tbs. chopped parsley
1. In serving bowl combine oil, vinegar, sugar, kosher salt and pepper until blended.
2. Add tomatoes, cucumber and parsley.
3. Toss until evenly coated.
Makes 4 cups.
*Looking to find a local farmer’s market? Check out these links from my Source Guide:
FARMERS MARKETS/NATIONAL LISTINGShttp://www.pbs.org/food/features/farmers-market-listings/ Find a farmer’s market near you for great fresh produce and fresh herbs!
FARMERS MARKETS/LOCAL HARVEST http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/ Find farmer’s markets by zip code. “real food, real farmers, real community”