I’m all alone in my household of four.
No one else enjoys cucumbers. Or cherry tomatoes.
No one, but me.
Sometimes, I just have to celebrate my cucumber-and-cherry-tomato-loving-ways.
And sneak in things like this Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad.
Even if I’m the only one who eats it, it’s still darn tasty.
Cherry Tomato and Cucumber Salad
2 English cucumbers
12 ounces (about 2 cups) cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. olive oil
pinch of kosher salt, to taste
pinch of ground black pepper, to taste
Slice off both ends of the cucumbers. Using a vegetable peeler or zester, partially peel the cucumbers, leaving alternating strips of peel on each cucumber. Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, carefully remove the seeds and discard. Thinly slice and set aside.
Combine vinegars, lemon juice and olive oil in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion. Add vinegar mixture to the cucumber mixture and gently toss to coat. Season to taste with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow flavors to meld.