My Essential Summer Salad Recipe


This is the easiest seasonal dish: I make this salad regularly as soon as fresh summer tomatoes arrive. This is really only worth making if you have fresh-picked, seasonal ingredients- straight from the garden or the farmers market.


3-4 medium, ripe red tomatoes

2 slicing cucumbers

1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet Onion (Vadalia or Walla Walla) 

4 fresh basil leaves, sliced

1/4 cup good olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

  1. Peel cucumber and cut diagonally into 1/4” slices
  2. Core and slice the tomato into 1/4” rounds
  3. Peel and thinly slice onion
  4. Combine veggies, Dres with Oil and vinegar.
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Garnish with thinly sliced basil.
  7. Serve in a shallow bowl. Enjoy!