Hey friends!  I hope you’re having a great summer.  I know I’ve been missing for a while and I’m so sorry.  Life took over and challenged me with some big events.  I’ll share that story shortly but in the mean time, if you are looking for a delicious salad that’s loaded with all the fresh flavors of summer…well, here it is!
Tomato Cucumber Summer Salad | A Southern Soul
I made this dish a few weeks ago for a big event in our neighborhood and I served it at our 4th of July celebration.  Both times it was a huge hit.  It’s simple, beautiful and is perfect for outdoor dining.  I hope you’ll head out to your local farmers market and pick up some vine ripe tomatoes, fresh cucumbers & onions and make this incredible fresh summer salad!
Cucumber & Onion Refrigerator Pickles | A Southern Soul
Tomato Cucumber Summer Salad
3 – 4 large tomatoes – sliced
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (I marinated the feta in olive oil & red pepper flakes for extra taste)
1/2 cup basil leaves – cut into strips
1 cup Cucumber and Onion Refrigerator Pickles ~ click on link for recipe
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
olive oil
Kosher salt
fresh cracked pepper
  • Layer sliced tomatoes on a large platter.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Using a large fork or tongs, gently drain cucumbers & pickles then spread down middle of tomatoes.
  • Crumble feta cheese over vegetables.
  • Sprinkle fresh basil over cheese.
  • Drizzle with fresh lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Finish with a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
Summer Salad | A Southern Soul