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Monday, October 14, 2019

Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe: Tomato and Cucumber Salad


Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
Today on The Stay At Home Chef, I'm showing you how to make an Easy  Cucumber Tomato Salad is easy to make It's super light and refreshing and totally delicious To start you'll need 2 cucumbers I've sliced off the ends and cut it in half and then I'm going to slice it in half lengthwise and then again to quarter it You want them in little bite-sized pieces Then we're going to transfer these all to a large mixing bowl Then we'll cut up a pint of little cherry tomatoes and since these are super small I'm only going to cut them in half If they were bigger I'd quarter them Then we'll slide all of those in with our cucumber in our large bowl Last we'll dice up a red onion You want to use a red onion for this because they are the best for eating raw We'll just give these a quick dice We'll place all of those into the mixing bowl with the cucumber and tomato as well Last we need to make our dressing You'll need
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe: Tomato and Cucumber Salad

  •          2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  •          2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •          1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  •          1 teaspoon of sugar
  •          1/2 teaspoon of salt
  •          1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and
    Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe


2 tablespoons of freshly chopped dill Whisk this together Then we'll just pour our dressing right over the salad Just drizzle that on and then toss it together Give it a taste and add up to a 1/2 teaspoon more salt to suite your own personal taste preferences Cover this with plastic wrap, pop it in the fridge for an hour and let it chill and then you are ready to eat Thanks for watching! You can find the full written recipe in the video description. Be sure to subscribe, like, and follow and check out the rest of my videos where you can find hundreds of restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home.
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

You'll notice today I'm in a new space, read more about that in the description below. We're going to get right into this. Today I'm putting together my very favorite ingredients to make an absolutely delicious salad. It's definitely a reader favorite. Make this salad once and you'll make it again and again. We start out by chopping a pound of fresh roma tomatoes. This salad is really good with store-bought ingredients but just wait until you try homegrown tomatoes, yum. If your cucumber twirling ends better than mine, let me know, mine may have ended up on the floor. You're going to slice up one whole English cucumber. The red onion just gives this salad an amazing pop of color and flavor, don't skip it. Because we love avocado, we make sure there's plenty of it in here. Check out this easy 
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
method of pitting and slicing an avocado. (upbeat music) And in it goes, like I said, lots of avocados. Adding fresh cilantro just makes this salad come alive. And if you're not too keen on cilantro, you can use dill and we'll still be friends. Now the dressing for this salad is super easy. A generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, about two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, which really keeps the avocado from browning. And we finish it off with a little bit of black pepper and a teaspoon of salt. Just toss everything to combine and that's really all there is to it. Here's where things get exciting, the taste test. I like to make sure I get a little bit of everything in each bite. Here we go. (moans loudly) If I had one word to describe this, it would be fresh. This salad is delicious. 
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
I love how the avocado makes it a little bit creamy, and then the other crisp veggies. A little bit of freshness for summer for you guys. Hope you will enjoy this recipe.

Cucumber Salad Recipe: How to Make Cucumber Salad

How to make delicious home-cooked dishes to share with your family and friends today we're making a cucumber salad with dill mint pickled red onions and love let's get started first, off we're making the dressing I'm using 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar you could use champagne or a white wine vinegar if you want to build a fancy quote a cup of water and a third of a cup of granulated sugar we're going to mix that in there mix and put it on a high heat mix up until it just becomes clear and then set it aside I'm using a small red onion and I think I'm going to use most of it if I want to end up with 1/2 a cup to 3/4 of a cup depending on how much you like an onion the key is though that it's not going to be raw onion the pudding in here it's going to get marinated in the vinegar water sugar solution and it'll lose a lot of its bite and become kind of pickled love for the color of red onion so beautiful we're going to give this onion nice thin slices like this slice too thick, 
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

I think the key is that the onion gives you like a nice burst of flavor and a little bit of bite but it's not going to be overpowering so part of that is controlling the size of the slices today I'm making the salad for a barbecue but it would go perfectly with my stuffed chicken breast you can click up here for that or you could make this with some spanakopita and you would be in heaven as a Greek spinach pie and it's a family favorite click up here for that notice no tears from the onions because of magic all right so what we're going to do is let this hang out over here in that vinegar mixture move it around and then while we do the rest of our prep this will be marinating and losing all that onion bite that you know no one wants to kiss you after that this will fix that this recipe calls for three English cucumbers however I totally spaced out at the market I call it dad brain and I bought regular cucumbers but that's fine too you don't have to use English cucumbers the only reason that's specified in a lot of recipes are they have beautiful delicate skin so 
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
you don't have to peel them but I wanted to peel them anyway to get some more visual interest so here's what we're going to do just peel off a few strips not all of the skin and then you'll have like it's like a little bit of a stripy situation happening and it'll make your salad all the more beautiful the other cucumbers I'm pretty sure have like a good amount of produce wax on them as well so the skin isn't always amazing to eat so we're going to give these a pretty thin slice how thin is kind of up to you some people want a big chunk of cucumber some people want paper-thin little wafers that become the kind of more soft I'm someplace in the middle so about like an eighth of an inch or so you can add some variety said totally love the way these pieces look with just a little bit of the skin hanging out they look so fancy repeat this process for the other two and we'll move on so I mentioned the barbecue but I'm kind of excited because of the weather is finally warming up enough to have like outdoor entertaining for real so firing up that barbecue of making a bunch of sides there will be a potato salad and some good times or having friends over and as a new dad and to yours counts as new still I don't get to see my friends enough so this is a special salad for a special occasion so here's the deal these cucumbers are basically pure water so as soon as we add in our dressing and our salt they're going to weep out a lot of water and you'll have kind of a watery mess maybe you like that in which case move it along but if you don't want to have your dressing so watered-down then what we're going to do is salt these cucumbers they will release a lot of water with salt so I'm using a teaspoon of salt and just sprinkling it over my layers of cucumbers toss them up basically you want to distribute the salt to all the different pieces now they taste delicious by the way mm-hmm cover-up pop it in the fridge and we'll be back in like maybe half an hour once you soon so it's been about 40 minutes and let's take a look at what happened they look just like normal cucumbers but what's all this stuff that's the extra water that we didn't want in our salad I mean I should have used a strainer what am I thinking this wasn't so salty I would drink this straight maybe like a dirty martini I don't know setting it aside here we have our deliciously less watery cucumbers and while that was chilling this is us hanging out and we have some semi pickled mmm red onions just pour this over and give it a toss this is perfectly delicious just like this you can chill it or you can keep going like we are all right first off is some fresh dill I love fresh dill I'm so happy whenever I go to a market where they sell it in big bunches like this instead of those little plastic containers which are totally not cool people but also so expensive that's like eight dollars for like half a sprig harvesting a lot of this dill removing a couple of the stems and this is around my recipe says 1/4 cup but you know it's like garlic how much do you want but I love dill I love it that's for older people who watch that Saturday Night Live skit now totally delicious but what else could we add how about just a little bit of fresh mint yes mint and cucumber.
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
Hello let's get back now John talks about the side sad plastic containers John whips up a sad plastic container right you have some that dill aside I just removed the leaves you can give them a rip you can give them a little bit of a chop or whatever makes you happy as it is your salad yours if anyone in Texas is watching or a southern the state would you let me know if I don't give a rip is something people say or is that just one character on Real Housewives of Dallas let me know I don't give a rip do people say that alright so oh my god this would be the best I could totally get some gin right now and be really happy or some tequila just saying anyways maybe 1/4 cup of mint sprinkled in there and I would say you're done all you want to do now is the season with a little bit of salt and pepper to taste that is wonderful this tastes like summer the mint the cucumber how could you say no to this it's a perfect side dish for nearly anything I can think of but oh my gosh you've got to trust me on this just try it even if you don't like onions these are like candy now if you like this recipe you've got to check out this playlist I made just for you click up here for that it has a ton of recipes like shrimp tacos avocado citrus salad everything that you would want for a warm summer day for a perfect meal.

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