I call this one “Lazy” Cucumber Salad because that’s exactly how I felt before I threw it together. Didn’t feel like cooking, didn’t want to spend time preparing anything, and hungry as hell.
Luckily I found a giant cucumber in the garden that was ripe for the pickins’…
There was a small bunch of cherry tomatoes that were ready to go, too. These, plus an about-to-go-bad log of goat cheese were the basis of my side dish. I don’t call them “Monday Night Mash-Ups” for nothing. Below are the ingredients I used and it came out delicious, but you can improvise with what you’ve got going on in your fridge:
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 large cucumber, diced, seeds removed
2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar (my favorite is a traditional flavor that came from Pour in Charlotte)
2 tbsp parsley/oregano
s & p to taste
Add all the ingredients together in a bowl, give it a good stir, and serve. Looks great, tastes great, and you’ll have plenty of time to take a nap when you’re done!