I kind of forgot about the recipe idea. Here is another simple favorite, especially at this time of year when tomatoes are coming in by the pails from the garden. This is probably Ian's favorite salad and likes to have it in the fridge so he can take to work. Made this one at Mom's last week and she loved it, so thought i should share...
1/2 english cucumber sliced
3 tomatoes, cored and cubed
1 small onion, diced (I prefer red onion)
1 can chick peas drained and rinsed
1 cup olives
green pepper, chopped (optional)
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Simply combine ingredients and toss!
(Mom didn't have balsamic vinegar or olive oil so we used a Kraft greek dressing, which was also excellent)