It is one of those salads which brighten up dining tables and gear up the taste buds. You can couple it up with steaks, barbecue and baked potatoes. An amazing mixture of two evergreen ingredients: tomato and cucumber. Here both of them combine with an another shop stopper, the mint to enhance flavor and win the salad a permanent place on the menu for special occasions.
Made with fresh vegetables with no need for cooking, the salad is a delight that is not going to burden your diet chart. Fortunately it does not take much effort and the ingredients are normally lying around in the refrigerator. The step by step guide underneath has everything you need to make this exquisite salad. Do not be put off with the preparation time as it also includes the marination time.
Serving size: 6
Preparation time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Utensils required: mixing bowl and salad bowl
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- pepper to taste (freshly ground pepper tastes best and has a heavenly aroma)
Take out a large bowl. Add in the vinegar, sugar, and salt and mix thoroughly. Now add the cucumbers and mix them in as well. Leave it for marination for up to an hour. Do the rest of your work in this free period.
After an hour, add tomatoes, onion, mint, and olive oil to the marinated mixture. Toss well so that the flavors meld together well. The salad is ready. The colors are so vibrant that very few can resist tasting it so be prepared for a refill of the bowl.