Tomatoes are plentiful this time of year and the weather is HOT. Create a healthy and refreshing summer salad with tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. You can use grape tomatoes from Tony Accardo or dice up some Creoles with your freshly sharpened knives. And get this: the whole process will take a mere 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine zucchini, cucumber, onion, olives, tomatoes, and parsley.
For the dressing, whisk together oil, cider and balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, hot pepper sauce, garlic, and pepper. Add to zucchini mixture; toss to coat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if needed. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
Makes 5 servings.
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