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* ingredients 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 Vinaigrette 

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)

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Yummy! So fresh for summer :)

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Emily July 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

That looks delicious! And absolutely perfect considering I have it all in the garden. Well, not the vinegar, but you get my drift.

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I like that you paired the basil and the mint together. Now I know how you came by your name. :)

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Tabitha T. July 5, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Thanks for the great idea! I made a version of this for July 4th. It was a big hit!!!!

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Sarah July 6, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I’m so happy!!! I made it again, too. :)

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