Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Tomato & Cucumber Salad

It seems like my fondest memories always surround my grandfather.  He was my favorite person and I just adored being in his company.  He helped me build my first mini green house and plant my lettuce garden when I was barely 5 years old.

He taught me how to rub a garlic clove on my bruschetta to get just the perfect coverage for my underdeveloped taste buds.  He thought me how to pick an heirloom tomato, how to save the seeds, dry them and plant them the following year.

Best Grandpa

Most importantly he thought me about simplicity, taste and real food, and how to make my favorite salad in the entire world.

The Best Grandpa on planet Earth, and if you knew him you would have asked him to adopt you.  He really was that awesome.

Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad Recipe
( serves 4 )

  • 2 Lb Organic Heirloom Tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 English Cucumber – seedless thinly sliced
  • 6 Scallions -sliced
  • 2-3 Tbs red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp  Sea Salt + more to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste -freshly cracked

Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper together.  Pour over the sliced tomatoes, cucumber and scallions and toss to coat gently. Serve next to roasts, chicken, steaks.