Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Simple Chopped Salad

I engaged in an internal debate over whether to even bother posting this recipe; it's almost too ridiculously simple to seem worth it. And yet, why not offer something easy, something nutritious that can be tossed together quickly at the end of a long day with no forethought?

Not only is this salad delicious in its pure simplicity, and not only is it gorgeous with all those vibrant colors; but it is also ideal for picnics, as it has no mayonnaise to spoil and no lettuce to wilt.

It's easy to make, and could even have some fresh herbs tossed into it for variation on the theme.

And so, in all its colorful glory, here is my Simple Chopped Salad -- actually, now that I think about it, a perfect offering with farmers' markets being held today, tomorrow and Saturday in Ann Arbor and also on Saturday in Ypsi.


Simple Chopped Salad

1/2 cup each chopped yellow, red and orange pepper
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 lemon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
sprinkling of kosher salt
generous sprinkling of freshly ground pepper

Combine all of the vegetables in a medium bowl. Squeeze the lemon over the vegetables, then drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, then stir together and serve.

Serves 2.


Life Happens said...

Your salad just screams SUMMER!

Unknown said...

That is a think of beauty!! Simple is good and we all need to be reminded of that, especially in the "lazy days of summer" :)

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

I love this salad! I add in a little feta or a scoop of cottage cheese to spice it up :)

keri said...

My nose brought me here. For the sweet smells from your cooking to my nosy tendency to snoop around. Did you ever find your Jon Rivers Jewelry?

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