Clay's Kitchen : Cucurbitaceae Recipes (Cucumber, Melon, Gourd, Pumpkin, and Zucchini Recipes)

Cucurbitaceae Recipes (Cucumber, Melon, Gourd, Pumpkin, and Zucchini Recipes)

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Tomato Cucumber Salad With Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Recipe from: JillAZ
Servings: 4 to 6

This recipe comes from Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen. It is very delicious and goes well with grilled lamb chops. Please only make this in the summer when the tomatoes are at their peak!

¼ cup lemon juice
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 medium cucumber
3 to 4 large garden fresh tomatoes, cored and sliced
salt and pepper

For the Dressing:
½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup roughly chopped assorted fresh herbs—I used mint, parsley and oregano
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Place onion slices in a shallow dish. Pour lemon juice over them and toss so they are all coated with the juice. Let stand at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Turn them occasionally.

While the onions sit, peel and slice the cucumber into ¼ inch slices. Place in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and toss.

Make the dressing—In a small dish, mix together the yogurt, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper and olive oil.

Drain the juice off the onions into the bowl with the dressing ingredients. Mix well. Add the onions to the bowl with the cucumbers and tomatoes. Pour the dressing over the top and toss to coat. Serve.

You can also fancy this up by layering the tomatoes on a platter and then topping with the cucumbers and then onions. Then just drizzle with the dressing.

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