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Getting dinner on the table quickly is easier than ever before with this go-to Keto-friendly Tomato, Cucumber, and Pepper Salad. And, the best part is that you can mix-and-match with whatever you’ve got in the house. No fancy ingredients required!
Keto cooking can’t take over my life; I’ve had to find recipes that not only keep me on track, but that my non-Keto family will also enjoy. This simple recipe hits all those points!
The key to this simple recipe is great quality ingredients. If you can get tomatoes just off the vine, terrific! If not, splurge for a pint of gorgeous looking cherry or grape tomatoes. Sometimes I get those packs with different color and shape tomatoes. This just adds interest to this Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper salad. Just be sure to slice them into bite-size pieces.
The next tip is to use a GOOD quality balsamic vinegar. I always look for one that has no caramel color – that’s cheating! I keep a bottle of more expensive balsamic on hand for recipes like this, and a cheaper bottle that I use in stews, and other recipes.
Finally, finely dice the shallot so nobody is getting a big bite of
Garden-fresh tomatoes and peppers
If you let this dish sit out on the counter for a wee bit, the salt will start to force the juices out of the tomato, creating a lovely liquid at the bottom of the bowl that’s perfect for slurping.
Serve this lovely dish as a side dish, or make a meal of it with grilled chicken or try this easy-peasy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin recipe. Just be sure to make lots, because it’ll get devoured quickly!
A quick and easy salad that's bursting with fresh flavors and tasty ingredients.
- 1 each English cucumber, diced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 each yellow, orange, red or green pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup mozzarella balls, halved
- 1 each shallot, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Wash and dice the cucumber, seed and dice the peppers, and cut the cherry tomatoes in half if they are large. Toss everything together in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g