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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Hey foodies. I hope you all have had a great week. We have been enjoying some beautiful weather in Harrisonburg this week, so I was in the mood to make something fresh and cool. Therefore, for the end of Health Haze week, I am bringing you one of my favorite salad recipes, cucumber and tomato salad.

Thing you will need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small carton of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tbsp. sugar

First you will need to cut your cucumber into bite sized pieces, half your cherry tomatoes (any other kind of tomato will work too, but I think the cherry ones hold up better) and cut your onion into small slices. Feel free to add any other vegetables you like; I am adding green peppers because I love them, but they aren’t necessary. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the non-vegetable ingredients. You will need to whisk rather rapidly to dissolve the sugar and combine the vinegar and oil (you can also use a blender or food processor if you want it to do the work for you). Season with salt and pepper to flavor. Then add the cut vegetables to a bowl and pour the marinade over them. Let sit in the refrigerator covered for at least 1 hour so the flavors have a chance to combine. This is a great dish to bring to a potluck or enjoy alongside any dinner and it’s delicious and healthy. Enjoy the weekend foodies!


Easy Caprese! Capeesh?

Caprese Dip Click on the link for a delicious recipe from howsweeteats.com

Only three ingredients necessary!

10 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped

2 roma tomatoes, chopped and seeded

3 tablespoons fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried basil (chopped)

Serves 2 -4!


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