Summer Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese

When I pick up my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) food share, I’m always excited to see what’s waiting for me.

Last week, amongst my portion of veggies, there were yellow and red tomatoes, fennel bulbs, red onions, and green peppers. As soon as I saw it I thought… “Gosh that would make a yummy salad.”

Vegetables of summer are bursting with flavor, cooling, and refreshing, and I love them.

So that’s what we have as the main base of this summer vegetable salad:

  • Red and yellow tomatoes
  • Green peppers
  • Fennel
  • Red onions

Simple and easy.

Just wash em’, chop em’ up, put em’ into a bowl, season with a yummy salad dressing, and drop in some feta cheese (optional, of course). I like the feta in this salad because it adds some salty and savory flavors into this dish.

Enjoy!

Summer Vegetable Salad with Feta Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Healthy and Delicious
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red tomato
  • 1 yellow tomato
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel the onion and slice in half. Then slice into thin crescents and place into a large salad bowl.
  2. Dice the tomatoes and put into a colander with a pinch of salt, and let the excess liquid drain out for a few minutes, and then add the tomatoes into the salad bowl.
  3. Seed the green pepper and chop into 2-3 inch pieces. Add pepper into the salad bowl.
  4. Cut off the outer portion of the fennel bulb and discard. Dice remaining bulb into bite-sized pieces and add to the salad.
  5. Add feta cheese into the salad.
  6. In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar and oregano. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  7. Pour dressing onto salad and toss lightly.
  8. Enjoy!
 

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