A light and fresh salad of crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crunchy pistachios tossed in a sweet creamy lemon dressing.
This is a delicious, fresh, light, and simple salad. I had seen many variations of this salad on all sorts of blogs and had to try my own version. It's great with just the tomatoes and cucumbers, but I wanted it to be a bit more filling so added pistachios (I also love the crunchy texture they add). A simple lemon juice dressing was the obvious choice for this salad and since I added pistachios I also decided to add a little honey. I love honey with pistachios. I also had a little Garlic & Fine Herbs Boursin cheese left from something else I made so I added that to the mix too. It made a delicious combination. I had this salad to accompany a snack platter for a light dinner and leftover salad made a great lunch.
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Tomato and Cucumber Salad
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped
1 lemon, juice of
1 cup roasted pistachios
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp Boursin cheese (optional)
Salt to taste
First mix together the dressing. Juice one lemon and to the juice add honey and Boursin. Mix thoroughly. Or you could use Honey Lemon Oregano Dressing.
Toss together the tomatoes, cucumbers, and pistachios. Then toss everything in the dressing. Add a little salt to taste and let sit for up to 1 hour for the flavors to meld. It can also be refrigerated for a day or two. Beware though, after too long the pistachios lose their crunchiness (but I still enjoy the texture of them they just become kind of chewy).
Makes about 4 servings.
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