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Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Caesar Dressing

This family-style tomato salad gets balance from crunchy cucumbers, zesty garlic, and classic Caesar dressing flavors.


2 large yellow tomatoes, in thick slices
2 large red heirloom tomatoes, in thick slices
2 Markon First Crop Cucumbers, cut into rounds
1/2 cup house-made croutons
4 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, minced
1/2 cup Caesar dressing


On a large serving plate, arrange tomatoes in a decorative pattern. Top with sliced cucumbers and croutons. Strew minced garlic around the plate. Before serving (or at the table), drizzle all with Caesar dressing.


1 bunch Markon First Crop Asparagus, steamed

1/4 C Markon First Crop Basil

2 T Markon First Crop Chervil

2 T C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/4 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. coriander

1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

16 large shrimp, cleaned and threaded onto skewers to prevent curling

1 tsp. kosher salt

Olive oil + 2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic, for poaching

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Slice tips off asparagus and reserve. Add basil, chervil, one cup steamed asparagus stalks, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper flakes, and oil to a food processor and blend until chunky.

Heat oil and garlic until just bubbling. Add shrimp skewers so that shrimp is fully submerged. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. When shrimp are almost cooked, add asparagus tips. Remove all with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack.

To plate, arrange tips in a decorative manner. Place shrimp next to asparagus and ladle sauce on top of each one. Garnish with edible petals and micro greens.