If you are lucky enough to have a garden, or perhaps are just lucky to know someone with a garden who likes to share, you probably have a lot of cucumbers. In honor of the last day of summer (waaaa!), here is a super simple cucumber salad.
I made this all summer long to serve with anything off the grill, or alongside of my favorite Tomato Pie. I always use fresh dill, but will throw in fresh basil and mint if I have access to it.
Garden cucumbers often have a thick, sometimes bitter, skin and lots of seeds. I like to peel the cucumber, slice it lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a teaspoon. If you are feeling motivated and have the time you can salt the cucumbers in a strainer for 30-45 minutes to drain off excess water before making the salad, but this is not necessary.
Soak up the last day of summer!
Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing
- 2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded, roughly chopped
- ½ pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 Tb rice vinegar
- 2 Tb sugar
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
- Chopped basil and mint, optional
- Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large bowl combine the cut cucumbers, tomatoes, and shallot. In a small bowl whisk the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill, herbs (optional), and salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir gently with a spatula to coat. Serve immediately.