Fresh Tomato Cucumber Salad

Fresh tomato cucumber salad

This is the time of year that we all enjoy the beautiful harvest form our gardens. This year Jamie planted a container garden with tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers, and fresh herbs. We are enjoying the harvest with this fresh tomato-cucumber salad.

Fresh tomato salad

We started by slicing eight banana peppers. You can also use bell peppers for this salad it really doesn't matter. If I were to use bell peppers I would have sliced them into squares.

Cucumbers for tomato salad

We peeled and sliced two nice sized cucumbers. We Sliced them about 1/4-inch thick or more and then cut them into fours.

Five medium-sized tomatoes cubed. Now we have banana peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes all together in a medium-sized bowl. Oh, wait I forgot to tell you about the garlic, we chopped up four cloves of garlic and added it to the salad.

Mixing the Fresh Salad:

8 banana peppers sliced
2 cucumbers sliced 1/4-inch and then cut into fours
5 medium tomatoes cubed
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup light olive oil
Chopped fresh basil (Add to your taste)
Italian Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper (Add to your taste)

Mix everything together well, cover, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let all of the flavors meld together.

This is a perfect salad to serve with any meal. I always like having some fresh Italian bread handy to dip in the juices. Oh! that is so good!

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it.


  1. Nothing like a fresh-from-the-garden salad ~ a summertime delight and delicious reward for all backyard gardeners.

    BTW, what is a 'container' garden Jamie planted? Is it growing plants in pots? I'd be interested in knowing more. :) And - well done, Jamie. These tomatoes and cucumbers look fantastic!

    1. This salad is a delight, I grew up with this as my mother always made it. Yes, she planted in containers or big flower pots and had them all on her porch.

  2. This salad is one of my favorites. Always anxious for my tomtoes to ripen so I can make this salad.

  3. This looks like a healthy salad for sure.

  4. This looks a lovely healthy salad. Wonderful that the ingredients came from your garden!

  5. Definitely have to try this one! We've even been growing fresh basil this summer.

  6. The decent thing about making plunging sauces at home raw garlic ​is the chance to add the flavors and spices that you like most


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