Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad

Also known as my favorite salad on the planet!  I know it's Oct., and my garden should be long gone, but I baby it these last few weeks.  I do everything in my power to keep it going just a little longer.   I remember the first year I was married to James and we lived in a cute little house in Ogden.  I had planted about 6 tomato plants.  That was my extent of gardening, but I remember by Nov. I was praying those tomatoes would just DIE.  In Avon it's usually a different story.  There's usually a cold snap some time in Sept., and if I can just keep my tomatoes covered for a few days I'm usually looking at a beautiful Indian Summer that I can squeak a few more tomatoes out of:)

This salad is so easy, nothing special, just straight from the garden goodness.  If you don't have garden tomatoes then cherry tomatoes will be your best bet.  I just used a combination of yellow and red tomatoes.  The colors were stunning!  I had small little Armenian Cucumbers, and a red onion.  Oh,avocados too.  It's great as a salad, as a salsa with chips, and as breakfast too.  Try it with a fried egg.  Enjoy the last little bit of garden goodness:)  I'll take every little bit that I can get.

Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad

tomatoes (cherry's cut in half, or just big chunks of red and yellow tomatoes)
cucumber cut thin in half circles
red onion slivered
avocado cut into large chunks
olive oil
rice vinegar
salt and pepper
fresh basil

In a large bowl place all the veggies except the avocados.  Drizzle a little olive oil, and rice vinegar and salt and pepper.  Toss lightly and taste.  Adjust to your liking.  Add the avocado right before serving and toss lightly so you don't mush the avocado up.  I like a sprinkling of fresh basil as well.

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