Cucumber and Tomato Salad
A good cold salad

This is a fantastic summer dish.  Refreshing and just tasty and great to eat! Lou is our photographer and special guest.  He is a darn good cook and we will  have him on from time to time!


2 cucumbers

1 to 2 tomatoes

15 to 20 cherry or grape tomatoes

sweet peppers

fresh basil


chopped onion-dehydreated or fresh

granulated garlic or garlic powder

salt and pepper

extra virgin olive oil

red wine vinegar

cubed mozzarella (optional)-not to Uncle Randeaux.  It's gotta be dare cher!


Cut cucumbers into 1/4 slices, cut the slices in half or quarters (personal preference)

dice the large tomatoes

cut the cherry or grape tomatoes in half

cut the peppers into small pieces

place all this into a bowl

Take the basil and cut into small ribbons and them in the bowl

Drizzle the mixture with the extra virgin olive oil to coat and add about a tablespoon of red wine vinegar (you can always add more)

now add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper (add to taste-don't forget you can add more but you cannot take it out)

cover and chill for about an hour to marinate in the fridge

Time to serve:

Remove the salad from the fridge and add your fresh parsley and cubed mozzarella.  Toss, serve, and enjoy!