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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cuke & Tomato Salad

If you ever get the opportunity to go to an Olive Oil store/company, do yourself a favor and GO!!! We went to one in Blue Ridge and then another one in Dahlonega (both in GA for those who aren't familiar with those towns). I seriously could spend hours in there sampling and tons of money. I bought small bottles of several oils and vinegars and am now wishing I bought the large of the two in particular that I used in this recipe.  They are the Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar. These two combined are just about good enough to drink! They're the first two we sampled in the Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company, also their biggest sellers and most popular 'pairing'.   Anyway......I did another variation on a tomato/cucumber salad, but with the really good oil and vinegar, this one tops it! Go get some good stuff and make this! You will NOT be sorry! (PS - If anyone local to me does a 'road trip' to Blue Ridge, let me know if you need some company!)
Makes A Lot

3 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced*
½ onion, sliced thin*
Cracked pepper to taste
½ cup olive oil*
½ cup vinegar*
½ cup water

Place all the veggies in a large bowl that has a cover.

Sprinkle pepper over the veggies. Pour the liquids over the veggies and stir.

I put the vinegar in the measuring cup and then the olive oil. Love the way the olive oil poured off first.

Refrigerate 1 – 2 hours. Stir before serving.

*MY SPIN: I not only peeled and sliced the cukes, but cored the seeds out of them. My husband isn't crazy about onions (he'll eat them, but.....) so I only used ½ of an onion, cut the half in half and then sliced thinly. You can use apple cider vinegar and regular olive oil.

Loving Life!

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