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Easiest Cucumber Salad

July 11, 2012

Cucumber and Tomatoes always go together naturally for me, as this was something I always ate growing up in Alabama. Cucumbers are the star of this week’s Summer Fest, an amazing round-up of recipes and ideas held by Food Network. I am so excited to be a part of this year’s collection of great recipes from great bloggers. This recipe for Easiest Cucumber Salad is simple, fresh and light. Even my 3 kids will eat it, so I think that is a true test of greatness. Enjoy summer since it seems to be going by so fast! Check out these other fabulous recipes from some other friends participating in Summer Fest:

The Sensitive Epicure: Chinese Style Cucumbers 
What’s Gaby Cooking: Cucumber, Herb and Pita Salad 
Ingredients, Inc.: Easiest Cucumber Salad
Virtually Homemade: Cucumber Strawberry Cooler
From My Corner of Saratoga: Marinated Cucumber Salad
The Cultural Dish: Pasta With Roasted Shrimp and Cucumbers
Daily*Dishin: Southern Benedictine – Creamy Cucumber Spread
Delicious Lean: Cucumber Jicama Salad
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cucumber and Avocado Open-Face Sandwiches
And Love It, Too: Fermented Spicy Garlic-Dill Cukes and Zukes
FN Dish: No-Cook Cucumber Recipes
Cooking With Elise: Wedge Salad With Cucumber-Ranch Dressing

Easiest Cucumber Salad

Prep: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
3 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced green olives
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Sea salt and black pepper
1. Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinegar, oil and add basil, parsley, Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste. Chill at least 20 minutes before serving.


7 Responses to “Easiest Cucumber Salad”
July, 12 2012at 12:16 pm
I'm a sucker for cucumber, especially in the summer. It's super refreshing. Love the round up too!
Jeanette says:
July, 13 2012at 03:01 pm
Alison, love this cool summer salad with tomatoes and fresh herbs, so refreshing!
July, 11 2012at 07:10 pm
Mmmm, cucumber salad is my fav! All the other recipes sound great as well!
July, 11 2012at 12:09 pm
I love cucumber (and tomato) salads...reminds me of my dad's garden an its abundance this time of year!
July, 11 2012at 12:46 pm
Looks wonderful and the pic is beautiful. Fun doing Summer Fest with you!
July, 11 2012at 11:14 am
I love summer salads. It's often so simple, refreshing and good for everyone :) Hope you are doing well. xo
July, 11 2012at 11:21 am
Hi Allison! Welcome to Summer Fest! I'm excited about the addition of green olives!Can't wait to try!

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