Yum! Summery Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Summery Tomato and Cucumber Salad


1 cup Peach Dressing
1 medium English cucumber
2 pounds multicolored heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/3-in.-thick slices
3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1/2 cup small basil leaves, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Prepare Peach Dressing


3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

1 teaspoon sugar

1 very ripe peach, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add oil slowly, stirring with a whisk until blended.

Prepare Salad

Place Peach Dressing in a large bowl. Peel cucumber at 1/2-inch intervals, leaving some strips of peel; halve lengthwise. Remove seeds, and slice diagonally.

 Add cucumber, tomatoes, onion, 1/4 cup basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to dressing. Toss well; let stand 3 minutes.

 Arrange salad on a platter; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup basil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.


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