Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Basil Mint Vinaigrette

by Sarah on July 2, 2014 · 5 comments

I guess it would have been nice of me to share that delicious, summery, made from completely local* ingredientsĀ Tomato & Cucumber Salad I flaunted in my OXO Little Salad Shaker review wouldn’t it?

*Except for the oil and vinegar. Those came from Target.

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It’s never too late, though, is it?IMG_1665 (1024x683) (2)Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Basil Mint VinaigretteĀ 

Note: As usual, I haphazardly measured ingredients, so you can adjust as necessary.

  • 3 cups chopped cucumber (about 2 medium cucumbers)
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes (about 3-4 small tomatoes)*
  • 1/3 cup finely slivered sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • drizzle of honey or agave (optional)
  • extra fresh basil and mint, for serving
  1. Combine cucumber, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.
  2. In a mason jar (with lid) or salad dressing shaker, combine remaining ingredients. Shake well.
  3. Pour dressing over tomato and cucumber mixture. Stir well.
  4. Before serving, add agave and extra herbs, if desired.

*I used very ripe tomatoes, so they did an extra good job of marinating the whole thing. You might need to adjust liquid amounts according to the juiciness of your tomatoes.IMG_1658 (1024x683)