My mum’s tomato, cucumber and onion salad

My mum is really neat

My mum is fantastic

I love my mum

She carried me in her belly for ages

That’s a pretty good effort

Happy Mothers Day ma xo

 

I think you’d agree excellent poetry is another feather in my cap… I really should stop putting all of those stupid looking feathers in my cap though. I look like the tuba player in an oompah band.

 

This is homage to my darling mother through the recipe for her famous (in our house) tomato, cucumber and onion salad

This would make an appearance at every Sunday BBQ we ever had. Along with its good friends, the potato salad and coleslaw. It is simple and tasty and has the potential to make the simple man look good. Actually, it’s no cure for stupidity but it still tastes damn fine. The secret is to dress and season it a bit before serving so all the juices of the salad ingredients get drawn out to help form the dressing. I put a bit of olive oil in mine just to jois (quite probably not even a word) it up a bit but I’m not sure if ma would condone my actions. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind a bit of parsley in there though…

Simple is a good word to go here
Simple is a good word to go here

 

...and here
…and here

 

It is truly at home sitting next to a nice steak, along side it's good friends, the potato salad and coleslaw
It is truly at home sitting next to a nice steak, along side it’s good friends, the potato salad and coleslaw

TOMATO, CUCUMBER AND ONION SALAD

3 ripe tomatoes, sliced

1 cucumber, sliced

1 onion, sliced

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

salt and pepper

a splash of olive oil

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4 thoughts on “My mum’s tomato, cucumber and onion salad

  1. I think the really simple recipes with limited ingredients work really well in potluck or BBQ situations. The last thing you want are 8 one pot wonders on your plate. Pick a few ingredients and really make them shine. This salad works because it has mass appeal and everyone likes to put a bit of shrubbery next to a big honking steak to make them feel better.

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