Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Yellow tomato and avocado salad

Yellow tomato and avocado salad.
I had a few things to work with when I went to make my salad for lunch.

From the bottom: lemon cucumber, avocado, yellow tomato and tiny San Marzano tomatoes.

For some reason my San Marzano tomato plant is only producing tomatoes about the size of my thumb. I was so excited to find a San Marzano tomato plant that I think I overlooked that the plant was not in the best shape.

The lemon cucumber has tons of seeds. 

I scooped out the seeds and was left with just the white part of the cucumber.

A quick chop and I assembled the salad. I added a bit of shredded chicken for protein, some black olives and a drizzle of homemade lemon vinaigrette.

The San Marzano tomatoes are so sweet and delicious I am quite sad that the plant is only producing one tomato a week.

Next year I will definitely plant at least three of them so that I have enough to can some tomato sauce.

The lemon cucumbers? Not my favorite - they taste like you dipped a regular cucumber in lemon juice (hence the name) but they have too many seeds for my taste.
I counted ten ears of corn on my small cluster of corn stalks!! I just hope it stays hot enough for the rest of September for them to ripen.



  1. I don't think I've ever seen -or even heard of- lemon cucumbers before! They sound so interesting, and I actually love lemon juice on tons of food, so I think I'd like it.