Thursday, July 1, 2010

Spring Mix Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Red Onions

Yesterday, I had fresh corn soup with roasted corn guacamole on the menu. Before you think I'm nuts, I have my thermostat set incredibly low year round here in South Florida. It's always soup weather in Betty Crapper's house.

The thing is, I was not inside the house yesterday, I was out running errands most of the day. I felt the heat and the soul crushing humidity. I almost melted, twice. Betty Crapper could not make soup (and her avocados were rock hard).

The only thing I felt like eating was a cold salad. I diced up a tomato, half a peeled and seeded cucumber, and an 1/8 of a red onion. I plopped these goodies on a bed of baby leaves and whisked up a red wine vinaigrette. A store-bought french baguette and lots of butter completed my meal and kept my tummy happy.

Red Wine Vinaigrette  

1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients. 

Stay Cool!


  1. A delicious and refreshing salad to cool you off! I eat soup all summer long too...

  2. I forgive you for not making soup. A person can recover from melting twice in one day. But thrice? I'm not so sure!

  3. I like the touch of honey to the vinaigrette. This looks great!

  4. This looks delicious and cooling...a perfect recipe for me because I cannot handle soup in the summer :)

  5. oh my gosh - this looks so simple but SO delightful! I will be making it tonight. Thanks for sharing - and happy SITS Saturday!

  6. I'm gonna head to the Farmers Market. Cucumbers and tomatoes are looking beautiful right now. This is a great summer salad! Happy 4th weekend!

  7. I eat soup all year long. I like your simple and delicious salad recipe. I an going to put it on my to do list. When it is too hot here in New Mexico the only think I like is a salad or fresh fruit.

  8. The salad looks good - but I'll confess, the corn soup sounds even better! :D