Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Peach Dressing
1 cup Peach Dressing (see below)
1 medium English cucumber
2 pounds multicolored heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/3-in.-thick slices
3/4 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
1/2 cup small basil leaves, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Place Peach Dressing in a large bowl. Peel cucumber at 1/2-inch intervals, leaving some strips of peel; halve lengthwise. Remove seeds, and slice diagonally. Add cucumber, tomatoes, onion, 1/4 cup basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to dressing. Toss well; let stand 3 minutes.
2. Arrange salad on a platter; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup basil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
1 very ripe peach, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add oil slowly, stirring with a whisk until blended.
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