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Tomato and cucumber salad
Next in salad series is very simple yet healthy salad i.e. Tomato and Cucumber salad .
Sounds familiar ?? If you grew up in north India you've probably eaten Tomato and Cucumber salad with every meal ....to give an Indian twist to this salad sprinkle little chaat masala on it and for more healthy option omit or limit olive oil.
Ingredients for Cucumber and Tomato Salad:
4-6 medium tomatoes 4-5 small cucumbers, or 1 english cucumber 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar 1 tsp fine sea salt, or 3/4 tsp table salt 1/4 tsp Pepper to taste freshly crushed 2 Tbsp Green onion for garnish (optional)
How to make Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Slice tomatoes and cucumbers and place them in a large bowl. Thinly slice onion and add them to the salad bowl.
In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp vinegar, 1 tsp fine sea salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
Just before serving ,drizzle your salad with dressing and add more salt to taste if desired. Don’t add the dressing early or the tomatoes will be too juicy.
Garnish salad with chopped Green onion.
* you can use 1 Tbsp lemon juice instead of vinegar for typical mom taste.
* Sprinkle 1/2 tsp chaat masala to give Cucumber and Tomato salad an Indian twist.
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