March 21, 2017


A classic.....
Everyone most likely has their own version of this salad,
but I make mine very similar to 
The Divine Miss M....with a bit more kick!
By request, this is Estelle's version of this fresh and tangy delight!

5-6 Roma Tomatoes
1 large cucumber
Red Wine Vinegar
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes

Dice the tomatoes.
Peel and dice the cucumber.
Mix together and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
(We love lots of Peppah!)
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes....maybe 1-3 teaspoons
depending on how much of kick you prefer.
Sprinkle with olive oil, 2-3 teaspoons.
Add the red wine vinegar....1/8 to 1/4 cup.
Allow to marinate for about 30 minutes in
the refrigerator. Serve immediately.
Now your measurements may vary depending on taste.
Be cautious not to add too much oil or vinegar.
You want a very light flavor.


  1. One of my favorites when our tomatoes come out! You certainly make me feel like summer salads are around the corner for dinner on hot evenings!

  2. That sounds delicious, and like a perfect summer side dish! I like the idea of a kick to this recipe as well!

    Thanks, Betsy!

  3. Dearest Betsy, We love this at our house -- what a wonderful southern summer classic! I make mine from my MIL's recipe with cucumbers and Vidalia onions with dressing. I've seen it a lot in restaurants recently, and theirs always have tomatoes. We love tomatoes too! :D

    Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  4. I love making this salad. Just a little hint from my southern granny..if you use tomatoes out of season..add a tablespoon of sugar to "open up" the tomatoes so they will accept the dressing like ripe seasonal tomatoes do.

    1. You are so right Jacquie....all good southern cooks will add a little sugar to fresh veggies.....thank you for sharing this! Great tip!!!

  5. This a favorite in our home when those juicy summer tomatoes are ripe. I have gotten some pretty nice tomatoes this winter, but the summer ones are the best. Thank you for reminding me of warmer days to come. ♥

  6. Well, durn. I have some Roma tomatoes in my fridge right now and was wondering what to do with them! You solved my mystery.

  7. It sure looks yummy and I like Jacquie's tip!

  8. This sounds so delicious and figure friendly too! I'm making this week!

  9. Thank you so much Betsy and Jacquie too!!! Hugs! deb

  10. YES!!!!
    not to imitate meg ryan in that wonderful movie.
    but the taste of this combination is so wonderfully simple and fresh!
    thanks for the reminder! xo♥

  11. I can't wait til it gets warmer around here so I can eat healthy, pretty salads like this one. Have a great week, Betsy.


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