Tomato Tomatillo & Cucumber Salad

This simple salad is one of my late-summer go-to’s, a firm favourite made with ripe, juicy tomatoes + tomatillos

 

This salad pairs well with lots of dishes. Serve as a simple side or make a complete meal by adding salad greens, grains, beans and different proteins or pile on toasted sourdough or my gluten-free Body Balance Quinoa Bread for a bruschetta-style snack.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving2
  • Low Carb

    Low-Carb recipes have a low carbohydrate count.  No sugar, no grains; no legumes, no starchy vegetables, no high sugar fruits or milk.

  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Oxidants

    Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.

  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • Low GI Blood Sugar

    Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.

Ingredients

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  • 4 tomatillos - diced
  • 2 tomatoes - diced
  • 1 cucumber - diced
  • ¼ -½ red onion | shallot - fine diced
  • ½ cup basil - opal | green
  • 2 tsp olive oil.
  • 3 tsp vinegar - white | balsamic
  • 2 pinches sea salt flakes

Method

Tomato Tomatillo & Cucumber Salad

 

PEEL husk off tomatillo – fruit might feel a little stick-ish – wash all veg.

 

MIX all ingredients gently together in a bowl.  TASTE & adjust seasoning.

 

SERVE garnished with basil leaves + flowers.  

 

DRESS with 4-6 tbsp Lemon Dijon Dressing or balsamic vinegar or glaze.

 

Serving Ideas

with Mixed Baby Greens.

Top with sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.

Pile on toasted sourdough or my gluten-free protein-rich Body Balance Quinoa Bread. 

Tips + Suggestions

ADD BEANS or GRAINS – use cannellini or navy beans, chickpeas + lentils, cooked rice, quinoa, black lentils, pinto, adzuki, and black-eyed peas.

 

VEG + SWAP OR ADD radish, cooked beetroot, kohlrabi, celery, pepper – finely diced.

 

ADD sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.

 

ANIMAL PROTEIN – ADD Canned tuna, fish or smoked fish or HB Egg