Monday, March 9, 2015

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Last week I had the privilege of volunteering for one of my favorite events of the year, Prom Day! My volunteer association, The Assistance League of Los Angeles, puts on this event every year to dress homeless high school seniors who are on track to graduate for their senior prom. This was my 3rd year and they did a fantastic job securing dresses, shoes, jewelry and tons of awesome cosmetics to send the girls home ready to be a princess for their big night! I dressed 5 girls, we dressed a total of almost 80 girls the whole day! If you are in the Los Angeles area and have some extra formals hanging in your closet please seek us out, we will take your donations all year long!

 With Jessica, one of the gorgeous girls I dressed! 

I love a refreshing cumber salad! I found this recipe on pinterest and tweaked it a little with some of the ingredients I had on hand. It was so good, I had to make it again the next night so I could blog it. You could mix this recipe up by adding feta and avocado or edamame, there are lots of choices! It is perfect as you move into the warmer Spring weather (we in SoCal have been warm for a while :)

Cucumber Tomato Salad
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Persian cucumbers
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1 quarter of a red onion
2 Tbsp chopped dill

Mix together vinegars, oil, salt and sugar.
Slice onion very thin. You may not want to use all of it, depending on how "oniony" you would like it.
Soak onion in cold water for about 5 minutes, this is will make it less strong.
Slice cucumbers, quarter cherry tomatoes, chop dill, then add it all to the bowl with the dressing.
Drain onion and add to the bowl. Mix together and allow the ingredients to macerate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving.
It is SOO good!

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