Cuban Cucumber-Tomato Salad

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A quick and versatile side dish, perfect for a hot summer day! Works especially well with sweet heirloom tomato varieties.

Serves: 4-6

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Tags: salad · side · caribbean ·


1 English cucumber
2 medium-sized tomatoes (plum or equivalent size)
2 large cloves garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried hot pepper flakes

* Note: all quantities are estimates - I do not routinely measure ingredients.


Roast garlic for about 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. A toaster oven is ideal for this.

Partially peel cucumber, leaving strips of green along length. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise, and then into 1/2-inch slices. Cut tomatoes into wedges.

Finely mince roasted garlic, and combine with oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper flakes. Toss with cucumber and tomato.


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