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Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Pepper (TCOP) Salad

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Serves 2 | Prep Time 5-10 | Cook Time 0


4 vine-ripened tomatoes
1 large red onion
1 large hothouse cucumber
2 sweet bell peppers (orange or yellow)
Fresh basil (for garnish)
Extra-virgin olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Sea salt & pepper

Cut the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and bell peppers into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Drizzle a couple tablespoons of olive oil and red wine vinegar on top. Add a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper and mix well. Cover, refrigerate, and stir before you eat. Serve chilled with fresh basil on top.

Tip: This salad gets better as time goes on. It’s wonderful right after you make it, but it tastes best after it’s had a few hours to sit in the refrigerator.

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Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion (TCO) salad is a staple in my family. We always make big batches in the summertime when the tomatoes are ripe and everyone’s craving salads. I love the simple ingredients in the recipe. It’s a perfect healthy dish to bring to a summer BBQ or pool party.

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