Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad!

Here is a great, healthy cucumber, onion and tomato salad recipe that would be a fabulous addition to any meal you add it to. This cucumber, onion and tomato salad could also be served as a main dish if you made a big batch and served it with some bread or some grilled chicken or other meat on the side. This is a great classic salad that people always tend to love, a change from the regular, green leafy salad recipes. This simple salad has tons of nice, fresh and crisp vegetables that all blend so well together, topped off with a lovely Greek-style vinaigrette of oil and vinegar, some salt and pepper with a little hint of sugar for some sweetness. But, you don't have to add in the sugar if you are trying to keep things healthier. Keeping things simple in a salad is always a good idea, and although there is a lot of different things in this salad, all of the flavours compliment each other nicely. The onions and the tomatoes go so well with the chopped up cucumber. Plus, when making salad recipes, the less ingredients you have to prepare, the better. When you're busy and only have 30 minutes or so for lunch it's imperative that you have easy salads and lunch ideas you can prepare quickly.

The ingredients of this salad are much like those in a Greek Salad, with out the olives and the feta cheese. This simple salad would also make a great dish to bring to a pot luck or dinner gathering. So many people bring over the top items to gatherings, so it's always nice when someone brings a simple salad to balance things out a bit with a healthier option. Salads have been eating since ancient days; people would eat them as a meal and also as an accompaniment to another dish. People often eat a salad before a meal as a pallet cleanser, and to get in some nourishing raw vegetables before a richer main course. Salads are now served in pretty much every restaurant as an option, and most people like to get their daily vegetable intake by having a salad. Even fast food restaurants will have a salad option on their menu to ensure people are including something healthy in their meal if they want to. The ingredients in easy salads like this will include lots of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B6, since both tomatoes and cucumbers have these vitamins in them. They both also have thiamin, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and dietary fibre. Just be sure to use organic vegetables when making your salads, since many vegetables are sprayed with chemicals to keep pests away and to keep them from getting diseases. You could always try your hand at growing your own vegetables to ensure their quality.

If you want to make one choice toward healthier living, choosing to eat a salad at least once per day is a great choice to make that will increase your body's health. You can find even more easy salads to make on the Cooking For You website as well while you're over there. They also have some very delicious entree recipes like Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, a yummy looking Breakfast Grilled Cheese, and their best ever simple meatloaf. They also have fabulous looking dessert recipes like Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies, Southern Banana Pudding and Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. Thank you to Steph Rolese for the great recipes posted on Cooking For You. Try out the ones that appeal to you most and add them to your weekly menu.***


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