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Sweet & Sour Zucchini Salad August 27, 2016

Filed under: Cooking,guides,Homes,Uncategorized — misscilicia @ 6:19 pm
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This recipe is inspired by my mom. She gave it to me the last time we visited and gave me a serving of this salad. Since I have more zucchinis than I can possible eat or even give away, I made a big ol’ batch. I’ve modified this recipe slightly and cut it in half, so you can easily double it if desired.

Ingredients:
½ of a large zucchini-cut small
½ red onion-diced
Minced jalapeno, to taste
2-4 cloves garlic-diced
½ green pepper-diced
1 tablespoon organic sugar
1 tablespoon agave
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon tamari-optional
1 tablespoon dill
1 teaspoon cayenne
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Dice the veggies, put in bowl, add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well.
This is even better the next day, after it has marinated.

Enjoy!

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Sasha’s Marinated Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe October 3, 2012

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This is quick and easy to put together.

My son and I were in line at Grocery Outlet last week (Love that store! You never know what you will find there.), and I noticed that the woman in front of us had a container of marinated fresh mozzarella in her cart. That reminded me that I love fresh mozzarella, especially during tomato season.  Inspired, I ran and got myself a container of them. Back in line, she told me her recipe for them. As soon as I heard it, I had no doubt that I would love it. I asked if she would mind if I posted her recipe on my blog and name it for her. She graciously said yes, so here it is! Thanks Sasha!

Sasha’s Marinated Tomato & Cucumber Salad

1 Ripe Tomato

Cucumber

Red Onion

Mozzarella

Red Wine Vinegar

Salt & Pepper

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The Ingredients meet.

There are no amounts given, except the tomato, and that’s more of a guideline than a rule. Chop the ingredients in amounts to your liking, then add the vinegar, and some of the flavored oil from the mozzarella. I added a few things to Sasha’s recipe. I have fresh basil in my garden, so a big hand full was diced and stirred in.Yum. I also added a couple cloves of garlic, and some oregano. This comes together quickly and is a perfect way to enjoy the last of the summer’s bounty. It’s even better the next day, provided you don’t eat it all up at once!

ENJOY!