DIY: Fresh Tomatoes-Cucumber-Onion Salad

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Great for summer, this garden salad needs no refrigeration.





DIY Summer salad made from garden veggies. No refrigeration needed. Click To Tweet

About the only thing I can grow in a garden with some confidence and get amazing results are tomatoes. I buy my starter plants each spring and plant them on the side of our house that gets lots of sunshine.  Tomato Garden

I don’t want the tomatoes to go to waste, so I”ve come up with some ways to use them fast:

Can Some

I enjoy canning fresh fruits and vegetables. If you aren’t familiar with canning, it is processing fruit or vegetables in glass jars to preserve for later use. Tomatoes are one of the easiest fruits to can as all you do is stuff the jars up to ½ inch of the top with peeled, fresh tomatoes; add 1 teaspoon salt; and process the jars for 30 minutes until sealed. I don’t waste my abundant crop and I can enjoy my tomatoes later for spaghetti sauce, lasagna, and salsa.Canned tomatoes

Give Some Away

My neighbors love receiving fresh tomatoes from my garden.

Make Tomato-Cucumber-Onion Salad

There are different variations of this old-fashioned salad. It only requires 3 ingredients plus some seasonings, and is ready in a little over an hour. The dressing is made with apple cider vinegar — a natural boost for overall good health. This salad is perfect for summer picnics because it needs no refrigeration.Tomato Salad

2 cups grape tomatoes (or 3 large tomatoes, cut up)

2 large (or 3 small) cucumbers, sliced

½ of a red or white onion, sliced (I prefer red)Ingredients for Tomato-Cucumber-Onion Salad

For Dressing:

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon of cracked pepper

¾ teaspoon Stevia

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of water

1/4 cup of olive oil

Mix well and pour over veggies. Cover and let salad chill for 1-2 hours. That’s it.