It’s warm, I’m not cooking much.


Graduation is right around the corner for my youngest and the weather has finally turned warm,very warm.
Ventilation in our house isn’t the greatest and Himself year after year proclaims we do not need air-conditioning.
Our kitchen is open and in the center of the house.
In the summer it becomes a “sport” to figure out how to cook the least in the oven or stove.
This salad is fresh and easy to make on short notice and requires no cooking.
It goes well with anything from the grill.

Cucumber tomato salad.

1 container cherry tomatoes or
2-3 vine ripened tomatoes
1 cucumber
3 ounces of feta
16-20 Kalamata olives
2 table spoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
If you are using regular tomatoes cut them in 8 parts (quarters?)
Peel and cut cucumber in 1-2 inch cubes
Combine olive oil and vinegar with salt and pepper and set aside.

I don’t like to make this too much ahead as the tomatoes get mushy and the cheese tends to take on too much of the dressing.

Enjoy!

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