Friday, April 9, 2010

Get Your Salad On!

Its Spring!
Here's a light and fresh salad that reminds me of my grandpa! He grows cucumbers, tomatoes, and sweet onions in his garden and sometimes they make a salad like this, only sliced different and excluding the tomatoes cause they are too good on their own.

Veggies are so yummy! And this salad is like free calories. Just wait until the tomatoes are in a good season for eating almost plain.

Summer Salad
2 medium tomatoes
1 medium cucumber
half of a small red onion or sweet onion
olive oil, vinegar
salt, pepper, splenda

1. If you have oil and vinegar dressing (hendriksen's or newman's own), use that. Otherwise, mix 1/4 c vinegar (apple cider is good here or red wine) with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and a sprinkling of Splenda. The sweetness counteracts the flavors and the vinegar breaks down the onions. Whisk in 1/3 c olive oil.
2. Chop or slice cucumbers and rest of veggies. Mix with the dressing and let sit for at least an hour.


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