Mar 14 2014
I’m one of those people that doesn’t see a whole lot of point in having lettuce in salads. I mean, I have nothing against lettuce per se, but when there are so many other delicious vegetables, what’s the point? In Caesar salad, I get it. It’s a main component. But when it comes to just regular ol’ green salad, I’d much rather just leave it out. (Is it even considered ‘green’ salad then? I don’t know, but I digress.) Due to my lack of love for this particular leafy green, I came up with this basic tomato and cucumber salad. Throw together my two favourite ingredients from any salad, dress it in basic oil and vinegar, and add some fresh herbs for good measure. The result? A yummy salad without any of that watery stuff weighing it down.
1 English cucumber, quartered and cut into bite-size chunks $1.27
10 – 15 cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered $1.50
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped $0.25
1/2 cup olive oil $0.23
1/4 cup white vinegar $0.14
1 tablespoon sugar $0.01
Total cost $3.42
Cost per serving $0.85
1.) Place cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley in a large bowl.
2.) In a separate bowl, or in a mason jar, place olive oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper. Whisk or shake together, taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.
3.) Pour dressing over vegetables and stir thoroughly to combine.
4.) Serve and enjoy!