Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A LITTLE MORE TOMATO!
This has been a good year for some gardens in Maine.There has been
an abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, corn and
other vegetables I haven't even mentioned.The weather was perfect
this year for the berry crop too, especially blueberries
The recipe I have for you today is another version of a garden salad.
Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad
3 cups of chopped cucumber
1/4 medium red onion, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
2 ounces of Calamata olives, halved [1/4 cup]
1/2 cup Feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons White-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar [or substitute sweetener ]
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine Feta cheese, mint, olive oil, vinegar and sugar
in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined. If dressing
seems too thick add a little water for desired consistency.
Season dressing with salt and pepper. [ freshly ground, if you have it]
Arrange salad on serving plates and pour dressing on top.
Serve at once.
Even the canned tomatoes are a good source of Vitamins A,& E
and lycopene a powerful antioxidant.There are crushed, diced,
petite diced, so even when you no longer have the garden fresh kind
one can still get the benefitial vitamins needed by eating canned.
Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your comments, Jenny