Summer Salad

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Chunky Summer Salad

This chunky summer inspired salad recipe is delicious by itself or served with some grilled chicken for a light dinner.  Dress it up with your favorite Italian dressing, pesto, or a light olive oil & apple cider vinaigrette.  Top with Feta if desired.  Enjoy the bounty and freshness and be grateful.  Life is good.  Food is good.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cooking Involved
  • Cuisine: International


Ingredients Salad:

  • 1 large Hothouse Cucumber, quartered skin on
  • 6 baby bell pepper variety pack, thick sliced, seeds & membranes removed
  • 6 smallish tomatoes, cut into thick chunks
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • feta – optional as garnish

Ingredients Dressing (Or Buy a Pre-made Italian Dressing):

  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • ~ 1/3 cup e.v. olive oil


  • If you are making the dressing- mix all the ingredients except olive oil in a bowl.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.  You can also add all ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake vigorously.
  • For the salad: Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl and mix gently.  Toss with dressing.  Top with feta if desired.


  • Look for tomatoes that are bred to be small but are not cherry tomatoes.  Same with the bell pepper variety – they generally come in a pack with a dozen or so smallish peppers.
  • Trying to cut down on calories?  Substitute some of the oil with a little bit of water or broth.

Things In My Kitchen:

  • Benriner wide mandolin – for uniform thin onion slices.  This is my favorite mandolin, but you still got to be careful if you want to keep your digits!

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Keywords: Summer Salad, Salad, Tomato, Pepper, Onion, Cucumber, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, Low Carb, Keto


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