Crisp cucumbers, fresh summer tomatoes and just a little sweet heat from peppers make this light, bright salad perfect for your next summer cookout. There are no greens, which wilt quickly when dressed, so it’s also a great salad to bring along to share with family and friends.
1pintPatio Choice Yellow tomatoeshalved
4medium Parisian Gherkin cucumbershalved and cut in ¼” slices
6-8Warrior bunching onionsscallions, roots removed and thinly sliced
2Aji Rico peppersseeded, deribbed and thinly sliced
2/3cupolive oil – the good stuff!
Place garlic on cutting board and sprinkle with a pinch of coarse salt. Using the flat side of your knife, mash the garlic and salt into a smooth paste.
Combine in a small bowl with honey, cumin and vinegar. Whisk together and season with black pepper.
Drizzle vegetable oil into vinegar, while whisking, to form a creamy emulsion.
For the salad:
In a large bowl, toss together Patio Choice Yellow tomatoes, Parisian Gherkin cucumbers, Warrior bunching onions, Aji Rico peppers, and fresh cilantro.
Taste dressing with a forkful of salad. Season dressing to taste with additional salt, pepper, oil and vinegar as needed. Lightly dress salad, starting with ½ cup of dressing and adding more to taste.