Cucumber Tomato Salad is the best of summers harvest. Crisp cucumbers and luscious tomatoes tossed in a bright and creamy lemon poppy seed dressing. This is my newest obsession.
I could live on salad. I mean I would eat it every day for every meal. There are so many options. I love fresh vegetables and the salad options are endless. The rest of my family...
I grew up in a family where we had to sit at the table until your plate was clean, no matter how long it took. I am more of the thought that I want my daughter to try everything I cook. If she doesn't love it she can just eat a few bites. If she detests it, just that first bite will do. I try again and again every few weeks to get her to try those ones she didn't like prepared a different way.
Fresh tomatoes have been a challenge for a long time so last week I decided to try them in a salad with one of her favorite veggies. Knowing she loves cucumbers, I thought a gorgeous cucumber salad with tomatoes was exactly what we were looking for.
This cucumber tomato salad is absolutely spectacular. Fresh, crunchy and bursting with flavor. Tossed in a homemade lemon poppy seed dressing that will excite your taste buds, this is surely your new go to salad.
Of course, I devoured it. I truly couldn't get enough! My daughter... Whomp whomp whomp. She loved the cucumbers and the dressing. Oh well. Until next time. Fresh tomatoes are apparently a battle for another day.
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
SERVES 6 | ACTIVE TIME 10 Min | TOTAL TIME 10 Min
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 English cucumbers, cut into half coins
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
Combine lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, poppy seeds, mustard, garlic, salt, and onion powder in a large bowl. Whisk well until dressing is completely combined.
Add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion to the bowl. Toss to combine.
Chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!
DONNA'S NOTES:If you would like to make this salad ahead, prepare the dressing in a mason jar and toss the salad with it the day you plan to serve it.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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