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Garden Fresh Heirloom Tomato, Pepper, and Cucumber Salad

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $0.18

$0.18 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,paleo,primal,gluten free,dairy free,paleolithic,lacto ovo vegetarian,primal,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:31%

Spoonacular Score: 31%

 

Garden Fresh Heirloom Tomato, Pepper, and Cucumber Salad is a side dish that serves 6. One serving contains 48 calories, 0g of protein, and 5g of fat. For 18 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. This recipe from Foodista requires olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cucumber, and salt and pepper. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 30%, which is rather bad. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Easy Cucumber Heirloom Tomato Salad, Baby Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Salad, and Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 inches
3 inches heirloom tomatoes
heirloom tomatoes
1 inch
1 inch green pepper
green pepper
0.5 inch
0.5 inch cucumber
cucumber
0.5 cups
0.5 cups green onions
green onions
10 large
10 large basil leaves
basil leaves
1 large
1 large garlic clove
garlic clove
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp red balsamic vinegar
red balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
3 inches heirloom tomatoes
3 inches
heirloom tomatoes
1 inch green pepper
1 inch
green pepper
0.5 inch cucumber
0.5 inch
cucumber
0.5 cups green onions
0.5 cups
green onions
10 large basil leaves
10 large
basil leaves
1 large garlic clove
1 large
garlic clove
1 Tbsp red balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
red balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a medium bowl. Add more of any ingredient that you prefer. Salt and pepper to taste. Allow the salad to set for a about 15 minutes for all of the juices to blend well together.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.18
Ingredient
3 inches heirloom tomatoes
½ cups green onions
10 larges basil leaves
1 large garlic clove
1 tablespoon red balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Price
$0.03
$0.33
$0.16
$0.07
$0.14
$0.33
$1.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
47 Calories
0.23g Protein
4g Total Fat
1g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
47
2%

Fat
4g
7%

  Saturated Fat
0.65g
4%

Carbohydrates
1g
0%

  Sugar
0.65g
1%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
34mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.23g
0%

Vitamin K
22µg
22%

Vitamin E
0.73mg
5%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Vitamin A
130IU
3%

Manganese
0.04mg
2%

Folate
6µg
2%

Iron
0.2mg
1%

Fiber
0.26g
1%

covered percent of daily need

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