A great summer salad

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by recoveringenabler, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    This salad is very tasty and healthy too. I used 2 cucumbers and doubled the feta and dressing, served it with a crusty loaf of sour dough bread and that was dinner. Enjoy!

    Farmers Market Greek Salad
    Serves 4 as a salad course
    1 pound of tomatoes of different sizes and colors, thickly sliced
    1 cucumber, sliced diagonally
    1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    2 ounces feta cheese
    12 basil leaves, torn into pieces
    12 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    1 large garlic clove, mashed with salt
    Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

    Arrange the tomatoes artfully on a platter. Top with red onion, cucumber, feta, basil, and olives. Mix the mashed garlic with the vinegar in a small bowl then whisk in the olive oil. Dress the salad just before serving. Season to taste. This is an incredibly simple and wonderful way to welcome summer.
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I do that salad all the time with a few little tweaks for my taste! I sub the feta for a little light goat cheese because I love it's soft texture with the tomatoes and I like rice wine vinegar better than white. If I don't use the olives, I add some chopped avocado!

  3. Renea

    Renea Member

    Sounds delish!