In the summer time, tomatoes are available around here in abundance. Farmers sell boxes of seconds (canners) for $10 per 1/2 bushel box. I buy a box and put them in the refrigerator, and we eat tomato salads all summer long. Sometimes we just slice tomatoes on a plate, but if we want a nice salad, this is our favorite recipe. Mmmmm!
- 3 cups tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup cucumber chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 ½ Tbsp sorghum molasses OR favorite sweetener
- 1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder OR chopped fresh onion
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped OR 1 Tbsp dried basil
CHOP vegetables into a mixing bowl.
SPRINKLE lemon juice, sweetener, and seasonings on top.
MIX together well. Season to taste.
LET SIT for 5 minutes to marinate.
SERVE as is OR with a spoonful of sour cream on top.