Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This was the year of the KILLER tomato plants. After having tomatoes every way I could think of, I decided to try this simple salad.

We grew some cucumbers this year and they were a little odd looking. They curled on  us. One even coiled like a tiny snake. I picked one and it had spiky things on it. We think it was a Japanese cucumber. It looked like this.

This one looked the most normal. I cut it open and it tasted great. So, I cut it up with some fresh tomatoes, red onion, and dill. I wanted something creamy to bind it so I made a quick dressing with sour cream and mayonnaise. This was great.

                                                  TOMATO, CUCUMBER, AND DILL SALAD

2 medium tomatoes
1 large cucumber
1/2 small red onion
1 garlic clove
3 TBSP. sour cream
3 TBSP mayonnaise
Fresh dill to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Quarter tomatoes and put in a large bowl. Slice cucumber in half and remove seeds. Slice into 1/4" half moons. Thinly slice red onion. Toss together.

In a separate bowl combine 3TBSP. sour cream and 3 TBSP. mayonnaise. Add 1 minced garlic clove. Blend. Taste it, add more mayo if you like it on the tart side. Add chopped fresh dill. Dill can be strong so add some and taste until it is to your liking. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Toss salad with dressing and chill for 1/2 hour before serving.


sharon said...

I put mine in a bowl with vinegar, salt and sugar and a splash of water. My Mom's recipe, but she also added onions. Mac almost ate the entire cuke by himself.

Lexi said...

So you pickle it....sounds good, I'm going to try it with my last cucumber on the vine.