Thursday, July 14, 2011

Farmer's Market Summer Salad

Hey Y'all!

This summer has been unbelievably hot here in the Low Country Region. I don't know about you, but on days like these, I don't even feel like cooking~ I just want to lie down and feel the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan. So here is an easy recipe that utilizes the abundant fresh produce available from the local Farmer's Markets. It compliments grilled chicken or shrimp perfectly, or you can also scoop it atop shredded lettuce and then top that with chilled shrimp for an instant, light, summer entree salad. It's an ideal way to enjoy the deliciousness of fresh summer veggies in a healthy way. Enjoy!!


Farmer's Market Summer Salad

3 garden cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced across into half moon shapes (leave peel on)
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes (regular or cherry)
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp.chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar

  1. Place chopped avocado in large glass bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice, stir gently with spoon to evenly coat.
  2. Add remaining vegetables, basil, salt and pepper; stir again to combine well.
  3. Sprinkle lemon juice evenly over vegetables in bowl; stir again to coat well.
Yield: 4 servings

1 comment:

  1. This sounds delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I've found I love your recipes. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary