How To Make The Best Marinated Tomatoes And Cucumbers For The Summer

As planned, Dan and I made it down to the farmer’s market this Saturday. I know I say it each week, but Saturday mornings are my favorite! And this one didn’t let me down.

Because I had made the best iced coffee ever (recipe to come), we decided to skip out on grabbing a cup downtown… that way we would have our hands free and instead we could enjoy a glass of chilled coffee at home during breakfast.

Call me a weirdo, but I don’t drink coffee back to back, so if I know we’re getting a cup from a cafe, I will skip out at home and drink plain water with my breakfast.

I was so impressed with our farmer’s market bag! My mom got me this basket for Easter and each week I have forgotten to take it with us. Oh no, not this time though!

Thanks to smart Dan for hanging it on the door the night before. No way I was going to leave it behind.

We filled this thing to the brim! By far the best week in terms of staying on budget!

For $19, this is what ended up in our basket: 

  • Vidalia onions
  • Beets
  • Lettuce
  • Wild Spinach
  • Tuscan Kale (this is a new thing for us)
  • Tomatoes (2 huge ones)
  • Cucumbers (3)
  • Eggplant
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Bell peppers (2)

In fact, since we had leftover cash we treated ourselves by stopping by the fruit bar. We had a late lunch planned so I thought this would tie us over.

Dan had a tropical smoothie, I had a “Radio Flyer Juice”. It was my first juice experience and I have to say I wasn’t a fan. I think it was a texture thing and that if it had been thicker like a smoothie instead of water, I would have enjoyed it more.

My juice included: beets, carrots, apple, and celery. It was alright… but I couldn’t finish it. I just kept looking up at Dan while he happily slurped up his thick shake wishing we could trade.

Summertime Marinated Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Then we headed home where I got straight down to business turning this:

Into this:


This is really easy!

This always makes me thing of being a kid. My mom would make this for me all the time and I would easily eat it all in a day! At least it’s healthy!


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