The one thing I love about this time of year is all the summer vegetables that arrive. I grew up with a grandmother that search for the very best garden vegetables one could find. If she could not grow it, she found someone who did. My grandmother bought peas by the bushel and I found peace and comfort in shelling peas with her each summer.
As a child, summer dinners often consisted of a large garden tomato, fresh fried okra, and a bowl of cream peas.
How can you beat that!
As you can see I have always had a love for summer vegetables. I will be posting a great number of vegetable dishes this summer so stay tuned!
Today I am sharing a favorite lunch of mine. Who's kidding, sometimes I have this for dinner too! A few day ago I picked my first bunch of sweet cherry tomatoes out of my garden and had to make this salad. If you have never put paired these ingredients together, please do!
The best thing about salads is no measuring is required!
All you need is:
cherry tomatoes (halved)
a salad cucumber (sliced, I use pickling cucumbers)
a few sprigs of fresh basil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for drizzling)
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
Mix well and enjoy!