It's that time of year when everything in your garden ripens at the same time. Vines are heavy with cucumbers and beans, the branches on tomato plants are weighted down with bounty.
Zucchini, eggplant, peppers & carrots .... all calling your name.
Yes, this is a cheater salad.... I know, I know, I can easily make it
myself with some herbs, vinegar & olive oil but today I am cheating
but I'll give you both recipes since the cheater version is well,
so easy there isn't really a recipe.
I usually use tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, peppers, red, yellow or green and all of them sliced, or wedged or cut however you wish.
This is a simple throw together salad.
Toss everything together with as much or as little dressing as you like.
I love to add pitted black olives to mine as well as some
extra feta and some fresh ground pepper.
This should sit a least an hour for all the flavours to dance around
and get to know each other.
Then this colourful, garden fresh salad is ready to serve.
Homemade Greek Salad Dressing.
This recipe was given to me by a Greek co-worker & it is fabulous!
3/4 cup oil,
1 cup vinegar,
2 tsp garlic powder,
2 tsp oregano,
o 2 tsp basil,
1.5 tsp pepper,
1 tsp salt,
1.5 tsp onion powder,
1.5 tsp mustard
I whisk all this together, pour desired amount over salad and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour. Leftover dressing can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
(You'll use it up pretty quickly, it's so darn good)
You may want to serve the salad with a loaf of crusty bread and
then slurp up leftover dressing with a bread, not that I've ever done that but YOU could! :)