So simple, fresh, and healthy. This Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect side dish for anything summer!
I know that this Cucumber Tomato Salad has been on my table through out the summer since I can remember, and has been a staple in many homes for generations
This salad is probably the number one reason I started gardening many years ago. We got our first cucumber already this year, but not enough tomatoes yet, had to buy those. But it won’t be long…we’ll have tomatoes getting ripe enough as well.
The cucumbers have never failed me yet. No problems ever, unless you want to count having 20 cucumbers ripe at the same time a problem.
Now, the tomatoes sometimes are picky with the hot weather and go dormant. I think last year it was almost fall before it cooled down enough to make them happy. I’ve learned since then we can tent them to protect them from the hot sun, when we have a heat wave, but this year so far it’s just been rain, rain and more rain. Well flooding all around actually. That’s St. Louis, MO.: the Mississippi gets full and backs up into all the smaller rivers and creeks around here. We’ve almost caught up with the great flood of 1993. It crested just shy of that this year, but with the flash floods it can always jump right back up there.
In fact they rescued a few cars today from around the corner from Grant’s Farm, one of our top family attractions and it was home of August A. Busch. Maybe you’ve heard of Anheuser Busch, or the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, they have a stable near there to visit as well. Anyway lots of animals get to roam free on the grounds and it’s a fun place to take the kids to visit, take a little train ride and you even get a free beer in the court yard. It’s always a fun relaxing day and no I wasn’t paid to say that, it’s just what we do in the summertime just like making Cucumber Tomato Salad and BBQ in the back yard.
What can you serve with this Cucumber Tomato Salad?
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- Store fresh tomatoes on the counter not the fridge.
- If using dried herbs use half as much as the recipe calls for.
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