With seasonal change we have at times been caught out coming up short on some veggies. This year has been a little different because we have been away touring with ‘Navigating Health Outside the System’ so our weekends have been hectic which has meant less time in the garden. A couple of weeks ago we were low on lettuce but we still had quiet a few tomatoes and cucumbers so we thought why not put together our tomato and cucumber salad. And our taste buds were delighted and no doubt yours will be too!

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 large tomatoes (or a bunch of smaller ones)
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2.5cm knob of ginger
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Italian dried herbs or a handful of chopped fresh basil
  • Pinch of Himalayan Salt (or more to your taste)
  • Ground pepper (to your taste)

Here’s how you put it together:

  1. Keep the skins on the tomatoes and chop until your desired size. We like ours small (see the image above) but you can make it more chunky. Place into a large bowl.
  2. With the skin on chop the cucumber into your desired size. Again, we like it small but you can make it more chunky. . Place into the large bowl with the tomatoes.
  3. Peel the ginger and chop into small pieces or grate it. Add to the bowl with tomato and cucumber.
  4. Chop the garlic into small pieces and add to the tomato, cucumber and ginger mix.
  5. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss the salad.
  6. Add the Italian dried herbs or the handful of chopped fresh basil. (fresh is always best) and toss the salad again. Cover and set aside in the fridge.
  7. Let the salad sit for at least 30 mins to an hour before eating. The longer you leave it the more it will marinade and the better it will taste!

Options:

  1. Add some green, red or yellow peppers at step 2.
  2. Perhaps consider a different herb like coriander.

We think you’ll love it as much as we do! This salad pairs will with any meat, chicken or eggs.

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