Cucumber and Tomato Salad

From Cooking Light’s Chicken for Dinner special edition, December, 2006.

This easy salad combines three fresh summer vegetables: cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers. The pleasant zing this salad has comes from the Dijon mustard, red onion and wine vinegar.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

For the Dressing:

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed ted pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
Combine all ingredients and stir with a whisk.

For the Salad:

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes (cubed standard tomatoes will also work)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
Combine the cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, and red onion. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Keep cold until served.

Serves 4

Did you know?

Organic farmers and experts in India organized to address the agriculture crisis facing the nation's 700 million farmers. Poor yields, degraded soils, and expensive chemical inputs arising from the cultivation of pesticide intensive crops, including genetically engineered cotton, have devastated India's rural economy. Crop failures and crushing debt led over 300 Indian farmers to commit suicide between May and July. To address this crisis, farmers from all over the country joined together August 2, 2006 to create the "Organic Vision 2020," a long term strategy to shift the country's farming focus back to ecological and traditional organic practices.

Quotes

To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
~Gandhi
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