ITALIAN CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD

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This Italian Cucumber and Tomato Salad is so delicious, especially when one has an abundance of tomatoes in the garden. For a dinner party, you can also bump it up a notch with artichoke hearts but it is delicious as is. Simple and flavorful ingredients make this cucumber and tomato salad a heaven salad.

INGREDIENTS:

  • For the vegetables:
  • 5 large tomatoes (fresh and fully ripe; tomatoes on the vine are a very good choice)
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • 1 English cucumber (fresh and firm)
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (very good quality)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

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