In a large salad bowl place the tomatoes, cucumber slices, olives, red onion
, basil, mint
In a small non-reactive bowl whisk
together the red wine vinegar
, lemon zest
, salt, sugar
, and pepper until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Add the oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking until completely incorporated. Pour dressing
over salad and toss to thoroughly combine.
Let salad sit for 5 to 10 minutes for flavors to mingle, then serve.
Note: Salad ingredients may be prepared up to several hours in advance and refrigerated, undressed and covered with plastic wrap
, until ready to serve. Add dressing and toss to combine just before serving.