Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped, divided
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • Cut up tomatoes and place in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add half the mint, 1 tsp thyme, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • In a small separate bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, remaining mint and remaining thyme and more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Allow dressing to sit for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, peppers, scallions and olives.
  • Add the tomatoes and gently mix well.
  • When ready to serve whisk the  dressing until well combined. Add to salad and mix well.

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