I’m on a little bit of a simple summer salad kick right now. In this heat — nay, humidity — I just can’t stomach anything heavy. Plus what’s better than fresh veggies, herbs and citrus — all on one plate.
Following up on last week’s strawberry, pea, almond creation I bring you this delightful cucumber, tomato, onion, and herb extravaganza. The best part about both of these salads is that you can easily tailor it to your liking: pick and choose the amount of each veggie (more tomato, less onion) and add whatever protein on top to round out the meal. For herbs I used basil and thyme because that’s what I had on hand — but any fresh green from your garden or market would be delicious in this salad. I bet parsley and/or cilantro would be perfect here.
To my herbs and veggies I added a diced avocado, a bit of olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh lime juice — and voila! B loved it too. He raved about this meal long after the dishes were done, and he never used to be a salad guy. I still wouldn’t classify him as such, but he’s getting there. Amazing what a little fresh herb and citrus will do to a previously Serious Sweet Tooth. Nature’s candy!