Mangia Monday!

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
-Doug Larson

Hello! I hope you had a marvelous weekend! Mine was busy, but nice none-the-less! Our weather was amazing and I could not have been more thrilled to get the garden finished!

With summer upon us my thoughts turn to recipes utilizing ingredients that I grow in my own garden - it is always fun to reap the benefits of all that work!

Today I have a wonderful cucumber-tomato salad to share with you! This is not your usual one mind you, it is Asian inspired! If you are not a fan of spicy foods substitute plain garlic sauce for the chili garlic sauce. Enjoy!

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
-Lewis Grizzard

Asian Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Serves 4


* 1 seedless cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded
* 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
* 1 1/2 tsp cilantro, finely chopped
* 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
* 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
* 1 1/2 tsp sugar
* 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
* 1/2 pint grape tomatoes


1.) Cut cucumber into 1/4-inch diagonal slices and place in a large bowl.
2.) Mix sesame seeds and cilantro in with the cucumbers.
3.) In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and chili sauce.
4.) Pour mixture over cucumbers and toss gently.
5.) Add grape tomatoes and mix well.
6.) Chill until ready to serve.

"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh."
-Will Rogers

Silly Joke of the Day:

Why isn't it wise to tell secrets in a cornfield?
..........There are too many ears!

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

1 comment:

H20works said...

Sounds cool and fresh for summer, yum! Thanks!