Green Tea Cucumber and Tomato Salad

As summer is coming to a close I'm inspired by the lingering heat. Cucumbers have such a hydrating and cooling appeal. Gorgeous multicolored heirloom tomatoes are an ingredient to snatch up while still available.

When it's hot it can be hard to get yourself to eat anything hearty. This dish feels light, but packs plenty of nutrients. Just sprinkle in some beans on top and you're good to go.

Crisp granny smith apples add crunch and sweetness. The cucumber is refreshing and crunchy. Tomatoes add acid.

1 large cucumber, sliced into quarter circles
2 pints heirloom grape tomatoes, halved
1 granny smith apple, diced
1 jalapeno, quartered, then sliced
3 tbls olive oil
1 tbl white vinegar
2 tbls hot sauce
1/4 cup diet citrus green iced tea
3 tsps dry dill
2 tsps salt
2 tsps black pepper

Toss everything in a bowl and gently stir to combine. Let rest an hour or two in the fridge. Done and done.


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