Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions…gotta love it

July 4th was a cookout day for us, as it was for many, many Americans. In addition to grilling salmon and extra-lean beef burgers, we made a variety of cold salads that I thought I’d blog about so you can enjoy them too. The first involved tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions along with cheese. Here’s a link to the the original recipe my wife found.

A fun salad for July 4th, or any meal where you want fresh ingredients.
A fun salad for July 4th, or any meal where you want fresh ingredients.

I write often here about my love of tomatoes, so how could I not love this salad? We did make one major modification however to cut the fat in it.

Rather than the regular crumbled feta in the recipe, we used fat-free feta. I use this in a lot of dishes, but sparingly because it still contains a lot of salt, as do almost all cheeses.

also, leave out the salt, as always. The use of garlic will give this a nice flavor edge, plus if you’ve gotten good tomatoes you won’t need the salt to heighten their flavor.

John

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