Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Fresh and delicious summer salad
{from your garden}


I'm back with another delicious and easy salad -- this one is perfect for the summer months, especially if you grow your own herbs and veggies! I think a lot of us have been in the kitchen way more than usual lately, right? This salad is super easy to throw together. It's also a great one to make in large amounts for get togethers, because it can be made well ahead of time. 

I planted a garden for the first time in YEARS this summer. I've missed it so much! I have big plans to add a set of permanent raised gardens that I hope to tackle later this fall or next spring. 

I use a loose square foot gardening method -- you'd be surprised at how much you can fit into a four by four foot space! Especially if you plant veggies that grow up or vine like tomatoes and cucumbers. This year I started off with the basics again -- a few herbs, two kinds of tomatoes and a ton of cukes!:

This is the smallest one I've picked so far -- most of them are twice this size.

I forgot how many cucumbers one plant produces so I have a TON right now. I remembered loving this recipe when I've had it at restaurants, but I've never made it at home till recently! It's SO fresh and yummy, and if you have a garden you may have most of what you'll need growing in your backyard. I only have to buy a couple ingredients for this when I make it. 

I'll list the ingredients and how much I used, but the measurements for this will depend completely on your preferences! It's incredibly easy and quick to throw together:

Here's what you'll need to make this fresh salad: 


Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad

Two cucumbers, chopped
Four tomatoes, chopped
Half red onion, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese
One+ tbsp parsley
One+ tbsp dill 
Two to three tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Salt to taste

The three main veggie ingredients give this salad great crunch and the marinade gives it wonderful flavor and a bit of bite that is delicious! 

Like I mentioned before, the ingredients should be adjusted to your tastes. Add more feta if you want (so good) and I like more red wine vinegar than most recipes I've found. I also LOVE dill so I add more of that as well. 

Taste it as you go to see if you you want more of an ingredient! 

This is delicious right after preparation, but even better a day or two later after it's had time to marinate in the vinegar and herbs. 

I've seen recipes that include avocado as well! If you're not a feta fan, mozzarella would be a great option as well. 

Have you tried this healthy and easy salad? It's addictive! I can eat all of it in one sitting. :) 

Here's an image to pin and save for later: 

Check out this delicious ramen noodle salad as well -- if you like some crunch you will love it!: 

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3 comments:

  1. I still can't get enough of your ramen noodle salad – it's genius! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. Now I am hungry. It’s been a while since I had a fresh homegrown garden salad. Your’s looks delish. 🖤🖤🖤

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  3. This looks so yummy and refreshing!

    xx Chelsea Finn
    www.organizedmessblog.com

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