Tag: side dish

Cucumber salad

I’ve been making this for years, so I thought I’d share. These are very simple ingredients, but very refreshing as a side dish for backyard BBQs.


4 medium cucumbers

2-3 large heirloom tomatoes

3 green onions


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp water

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp black pepper


Peel cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise and width wise and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Cut again lengthwise and chop in to bite size pieces.

Chop onions and tomatoes and add into a bowl with cucumbers. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Do not over season. Set aside.

Make the dressing by combining those ingredients in a bowl and whisking. Alternatively, if you have a hand blender, it will make it creamier.

Stir dressing into veggies and let sit at least an hour in the fridge before serving.