Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cucumber and tomato salad, Greek-style

Cucumbers and tomatoes together are a wonderful thing, but when you add green olives and feta cheese…heaven! I toasted 2 thick slices of pumpernickel bread and cut them into croutons, but you can use store-bought croutons if you don’t have the time to do this.

Greek-Style Cucumber and Tomato Salad

2 slices of pumpernickel bread

1/4 c olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t fresh garlic, smashed
3 T fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper

Large tomato, chopped
Large cucumber, sliced medium (I like the long English cukes)
1/2 c green olives
1/2 red onion, sliced very thin
4 – 6 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Toast and cube the bread, and let it sit out to get stale if you’ve got time. Whisk the olive oil through the salt and pepper together in a small bowl. In a serving bowl, gently toss the tomato through the cheese. Pour the dressing over and toss again. Add the croutons just before serving or to each individual plate.

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