Basil Harvest: Citrus Herb Salad

 Least photogenic salad award goes to....

Least photogenic salad award goes to....

Ok. We know this salad looks like a crime scene on a platter.  We were contemplating skipping this recipe completely, but in the name of deliciousness we had to post.

Delicious always wins.

By way of explanation, the dressing on this salad is.... another salad!   Chopped tomatoes and cucumbers are topped with a citrusy herbal mixture of practically everything in your garden.  Close your eyes and try it.  It tastes like summer.

Here's what you'll need:

  • tomatoes, mix of 10-12 cherry tomatoes and 1-2 heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, partially peeled, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • juice and rind of 2 limes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • HERBS, small bunches of each.  All roughly chopped.
    • Basil
    • Cilantro
    • Dill
    • Chives

Here's what you'll do:

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, juice and rind of 1 lime together with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine all herbs, juice and rind of 1 lime, salt and pepper.  Reserve.

Let both bowls rest, covered with paper towel for 10-15 minutes.

On a serving platter, transfer tomato and cucumber mixture.  Top with herb mixture.

Don't bother trying to make it look pretty, just eat it!

Happy Basil Harvest!

xo - Measure & Pinch