Tomato Cucumber Salad

A medley of color

This salad is a great way to use slightly unripe tomatoes if someone happened to get overzealous and pick a few in the garden. I am not naming any names but her initials are Katherine.

Tomato Cucumber Salad

  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced paper thin
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • Dry sherry
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/pepper

In a pie dish layer onion, then cucumber, then onion, then tomato. After each layer drizzle with oil and a cap full sherry, sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. Let sit in refrigerator at least two hours before serving.

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39 Responses to Tomato Cucumber Salad

  1. Am'broisie says:

    Simple, unbeatable flavour, summery, … healthy.. what’s not to love about this salad?

  2. Delicious salad. I can’t wait for the f….king rain to stop so that I can sit outside and enjoy eating food like that:)

  3. Deliciously simple. Should be on every table in the summer.

  4. Carolyn Chan says:

    Bet the tomatoes still tastes great though. Yummy.

  5. We often enjoy a cucumber, tomato and onion salad. I love the idea of the sherry – I usually make a dressing using vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper and dried sweet basil. :-) Mandy

  6. Poor Katherine get the brunt end of the deal again… you guys are just trying to show off with all your new yummy harvest…

  7. So colorful! And one of my favorite combinations.

  8. JamieAnne says:

    Yum! I love fresh salads like these.

  9. I can make this from my garden! YAY.

  10. billpeeler says:

    Nothing says summer like using fresh veggies like this. Love the fresh oregano, too – looks awesome.

  11. TasteFood says:

    Crisp, simple and fresh – a perfect summer salad!

  12. This is one of my all-time summer favorites!

  13. Mad Dog says:

    I think might try that with sherry vinegar ;-)

  14. This looks really yummy!

  15. Hope you don’t mind but I reblogged this to my recipe blog which I share with my daughter. We are both on special diet and collecting all our favourite recipes in one place.

  16. Delish! I’m always accused of picking under-ripe toms from the mad cherry tomato tree, but I reckon they can ripen up inside! :)

  17. You know I’ll take a plate without onions! Or, I could just pick them off myself. =D

  18. peasepudding says:

    You can’t beat a simple salad, I will have to wait a few months for toms to be back in season though, we are warming ourselves with hearty stews at the moment.

  19. ChgoJohn says:

    This sounds great, especially if served well-chilled on a hot summer day. Anything to keep that stove off.

  20. spree says:

    Looks delicious & cooling! Ok if I add a little feta?

  21. Tandy says:

    I prefer my tomatoes under ripe :)

  22. Eva Taylor says:

    Ouch! That was below the belt. On the plus side, you got a great post out of it and a tasty salad. I think she did you a favour.

  23. A neighbor just gifted us with several cucumbers, so I think this is the perfect way to serve them!

  24. Hmmm… little bit overzealous on the spelling?? and the picking, eh? Well.. lots of good came out of both:) xo Smidge

  25. Kristy says:

    LOL! Perhaps Katherine just had this exact dish in mind. ;) I love the freshness of this salad.

  26. The only way I’d turn down this salad is when I’m dead…no what I’d still want it then too.

  27. Ripe or not this salad is so pretty and healthy looking. I am sure “K” will not do this too often!

  28. Misky says:

    I make a similar salad using rice vinegar, but sherry would give this a whole new lease of life!

  29. Very fresh healthy salad…

  30. egg me on says:

    Ha! How’d ya liking driving that tomato bus over your wife? ;) Early-shmerly. The salad looks mighty tasty.

  31. Karen says:

    Even when not perfect…tomato salad speaks of summer.

  32. Oh how I would love to make this from my garden!

  33. P. Graham says:

    The ingredients sound fantastic despite the fact that I don’t like tomatoes lol I can deal with cherry tomatoes so I will probably substitute. Your recipes are always amazing. Thanks for sharing! :)

  34. Pingback: Kicking off Tomato Week | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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