Recipe from Drew Belline of no.246, taken from http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/vegetable_guide.html

Recipe from Drew Belline of no.246, taken from http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/vegetable_guide.html

BABY TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SALAD WITH CUCUMBER VINAIGRETTE 

Serves 8

2pts cherry tomatoes cut in half

3 English cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced on the bias

2 English cucumbers, juiced and reserved (seed, peel & then juice in a

1 red onion julienned

1c young basil leaves loosely packed

1c scallions finely minced

1c Parsley – chopped

1T granulated sugar

2T freshly squeezed lemon juice

2T Champagne vinegar

3T extra virgin oil

2T Kosher salt

1⁄2 T freshly cracked black pepper

In a mixing bowl combine the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and season with half of the salt and half of the cracked pepper.

In a separate mixing bowl wisk the cucumber juice, lemon juice, sugar, the remaining salt, remaining black pepper, and Champagne vinegar.

Combine all ingredients, seasoned cucumber juice, with the minced chives, and half of the basil minced. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Garnish with the remaining basil tips, extra virgin olive oil and serve. 

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