georgian salad.

25 July 2011
Today begins the hottest week of summer in Tbilisi. So we're keeping the oven off and enjoying crisp fresh salads, meals from the BBQ and fresh fruits. One of my favorite salads right now is a version of the classic Georgian cucumber salad. The crunchy texture bursts in your mouth and provides a full flavor summer treat. Just make sure you search out a beautiful tomato and the firmest cucumbers you can find.

Using a large platter, spread a single layer of sliced cucumbers. Top with a thinly sliced tomato. Scatter some diced white onions over the top. Next, top with some fresh tarragon leaves and some roughly shredded purple basil. Grind some fresh black pepper, sprinkle some coarse salt and add a tiny splash each of white vinegar and olive oil.

4 comments:

Todd Hampton said...

That looks so refreshing. I'm going to make this tomorrow with some burgers.

Anonymous said...

Looks great!

Margaret said...

It looks delicious and refreshing! I remember how much I made fun of my dad when he stopped eating cucumbers "I like them, but they don't like me." Now I have the same issue, even the burpless ones. (but I continue to eat them because I love them)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh, I MUST try this & with our garden fresh veggies... yummm!!!

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