This "Cucumber Tomato Herb Salad" is a really simple salad that uses all of you fresh summer produce and herbs. I grow a variety of herbs every summer and I love to find ways to use them as long as they last. This salad pairs well with most any main course! Here is what you will need:
2 medium cucumbers peeled and sliced thin
3 tomatoes diced in bite size pieces
1/2 large Vidalia onion, sliced in thin slices and then separated into rings
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup fresh tarragon, chopped
zest and juice of one lemon
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Place the vegetables and chopped herbs in a salad bowl. In another bowl, add the zest of the lemon and then the juice of the lemon. Whisk in the olive oil. Add the sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and herbs and toss to coat them all. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to let the flavors incorporate! Toss again before serving!