When it's hot outside and you've been working all day, a easy summer-time salad is easy to prepare and goes well with any grilled meats and is a tasty side dish on the Sunday table.


1/2 sweet Vidalia onion or Purple Onion if you refer, thinly sliced2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup good olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)
coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Add onion and cucumber to large bowl and toss with vinegar. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Cut tomatoes into thin wedges and add to bowl with cucumbers and onions. Add olive oil, basil, salt and pepper and toss.

Yield: 6-8 servings