Cucumbers and tomatoes

Cucumbers on the grill?

Absolutely! They’re even better when freshly picked from your organic garden.

Today’s recipe pairs English cucumbers with juicy tomatoes, and prep time is minimal. Use a grill basket to prevent veggies from slipping through the grate.

All of the ingredients should be available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store.

Warm Tomato and Cucumber Salad 

4 tomatoes
1 English cucumber
Olive-oil nonstick cooking spray
Salt and pepper, to taste
Salad greens
Your favorite Italian dressing

  1. Cut tomatoes into wedges.
  2. Slice cucumber into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. Spray veggies generously with olive-oil nonstick cooking spray for extra flavor and browning. Spray grill basket, as well.
  4. Place vegetables in basket. Grill until lightly browned, tossing occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Toss with salad greens and Italian dressing.  

Recipe courtesy of PAM Organic Cooking Spray. Photo: La Grande Farmers’ Market.