Monday, June 8, 2009

Cool Summer Salad

I am very CSA starts today. That means that every Monday morning for the rest of the summer I will be picking up fresh organic produce from a local farmer. I am really looking forward to the nutritious surprises coming my way every week and trying lots of yummy new recipes. Here is a refreshing summer salad for you to try!

A summer staple, this flavorful salad is good on it's own or with grilled fish or chicken. Like all fresh tomato salads, it provides some fiber and a healthy dose of vitamin C.

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 cup diced seedless cucumber (1/4 medium)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, parsley, olives, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to mix. Serve within 1 hour.

Enjoy! - Shannan

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