This salad is the perfect way to really enjoy the fresh tomatoes and cucumbers in your garden right now!</h3>
- 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic (at least!)
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons Champagne or white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup good olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well to blend.
I like to at least double this recipe and keep it in the fridge – a really great, simple dressing that tastes fabulous on vegetables, grilled chicken or fish, or just plain greens.
1 cup bread cubes
2 cups roughly chopped vine ripened tomatoes
1 cup roughly cut cucumber
1 tbsp. capers
generous amount of fresh basil – torn into smaller pieces
very thinly sliced red onion
small amount of feta – crumbled
Toss all vegetables together with a small amount of the dressing and allow to rest just so the tomato juices flavor everything right through. I like to wait until just before serving before I add in the bread cubes and a bit more dressing – I love my croutons still crunchy!
For the bread I prefer to make croutons out of slightly stale bread – just chop them into your favorite crouton size piece and toss in a plastic bag with a variety of herbs, salt and Pepper – drizzle with a little olive oil and give it a good shake.
Toast in a toaster oven, or in a fry pan until the bread is really well toasted and crunchy – allow to cool.