Straight-from-the-garden cucumbers and cherry tomatoes are delicious as is. This simple salad recipe accents their garden freshness with a lemon and mint dressing.
- 3 large cucumbers
- 4 pints cherry tomatoes cut in half through stem end
- 6 table spoons olive oil
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
Peel cucumbers; cut in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds and discard. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.
Toss together cucumber, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, mint, salt and pepper flakes.
Cover and let stand for 1/2 hour or up to 4 hours before serving.
Cucumber, tomatoes and mint,