My mother, with her Germanic background, used to make a tomato and cucumber salad each summer which always delighted. With its wonderful creamy dressing it featured on all of our special occasions.
My Mother’s German Tomato Salad
Take tomatoes and cucumbers and slice very thinly. Arrange them nicely – my mother would make circles on a plate using one tomato slice then one cucumber slice etc. Sprinkle with a little sugar to bring out the sweetness. Scatter over some finely chopped salad onions, chives or spring onions (green onions).
Make a dressing from cream, salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice and/or a good wine vinegar. Pour it over and chill the salad till serving.