Warm summer evenings are creeping in, and chilled salads are the perfect way to cool off.
Here's a simple and quick salad to throw together with produce that you may have on hand.
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Leek- the white parts only, sliced, well rinsed, and dried
2 ripe tomatoes
1 firm medium cucumber
1⁄2 cup pitted black olives
1⁄2 cup chopped cilantro
Whisk together the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Toss the dressing with the leeks. Chop the tomatoes and cucumber, seeding them if desired, and add to leeks. Add the olives and cilantro and toss well. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Chill for one hour or more, serve cold.