healthy cucumber, tomato & onion salad

welcome back to food friday with yours truly,
chef jess.

this recipe is fast, simple, healthy, and delicious!
there are so many things you can do with this to make it your own.

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what you’ll need:
1 medium sized cucumber
cherry tomatoes {or you can use whatever tomatoes you’d like, just be sure to deseed them}
1/2 white onion
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tbsp olive oil {it doesn’t have to be extra virgin like i have pictured}
1 tsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste {remember, i don’t cook with salt because of puffiness}

 

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{first} chop all the veggies. i sliced the cucumber about 3/4in. then quartered the slices. some people like to just half the slices…hey man, whatever floats your boat. then i halved the cherry tomato. {if you’re using a whole tomato you might want to quarter your slices}. then for the dreaded onion {i only say dreaded because my eyes want to crawl out of my sockets and die} i just cut it into slices. you could dice it if you’d like…again, whatever tickles your pickle. {inappropriate? maybe}

{second} add the vinegar, oil, oregano and salt & pepper {only if you want} then mix it all up!
-here’s where you can get creative. sometimes i add chili powder, red pepper flakes, maybe some minced garlic. try something new with it and make it your own!

{third} once you’re done with all the mixing and experimenting you’ll want to cover it and stick it in the fridge for 45 minutes-1 hour. it’s best when cold plus all the flavors get to sit with one another and mingle. mmmm you could also flash freeze it if need be {if you needed it asap for a dinner because you forgot a side…whoopsie} no ingredient used in this recipe was hot so there is no risk of temperature shocking anything. yay!

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and here you go! a light side to go with dinner or a snack in between meals!

i hope you enjoyed this easy peezy recipe! let me know what you think if you try it!
thanks for stopping by!!

always,
chef jess

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