when life (or a neighbor) gives you tomatoes…

…make camping salad!

My across-the-street neighbor has a couple of very green thumbs, and he is extremely generous in sharing the bounty of his summer garden.  Recently, he knocked on my door with these gorgeous, warm, ripe tomatoes and cucumbers.

Here’s a yummy recipe that I made up years ago while camping with DH in South Dakota.  We call it  Camping Salad, but feel free to enjoy it anywhere– even in a city!

Camping Salad

3 ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks

1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks

diced sweet onion– an amount about the size of a  handful

crumbled feta cheese

~~sprinkle everything with 1/2 packet of Italian Dressing seasoning (what you would usually add to oil and vinegar to make a salad dressing.  Here we use the dry spices sprinkled over the veggies.)

The salad dressing spices will draw out the tomatoes’  juices and create a “dressing”.  Toss before serving.

I doubt there’s many calories in this salad!  Leftovers taste just as good for lunch the next day.  Enjoy!



Filed under life, Recipe, tomato

3 responses to “when life (or a neighbor) gives you tomatoes…

  1. myolivebranch

    sounds yummy. will have to give camping salad a try! kayp

  2. carlafibers

    Thank for the recipe, Susan. I went over to a friend’s house this weekend and they gave us a whole bunch of tomatoes, veggies, and fruit, too.


  3. Cabin Quilter

    That does sound really good. I will certainly try this one. It’s simple too.

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