Tossing a bunch of freshly chopped vegetables into a bowl, adding some good oils, vinegars, herbs and seasoning sure do make for a delightful dish.

I usually pull all the vegetables out of the fridge, look at them, and nod my head to myself and say “yeah this will all work together as one!” A chilled, raw vegetable salad will bring a certain crisp element to your dinner. It will go nicely with a grilled meat or fish to bring a bright and refreshing bite to your meal. We don’t always have to cook those veggies…get crazy and go raw.

Salad with fresh summer vegetables, top view, square image

Fresh “Summer” Salad

~ 1 cucumber sliced thin and halved

~ 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

~ 3-4 radishes, sliced thin

~ 1 red pepper, sliced

~ 1 cup greens of choice, chopped

~ 10 leaves fresh basil

~ 2 tablespoons olive oil

~ 1/2 lemon juiced

~ 1 clove garlic, minced

~ salt & pepper to taste

Wash and prepare all your vegetables. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon, garlic and salt & pepper. Whisk until blended together. Drizzle over fresh vegetables and toss until coated. Taste and adjust any seasonings you wish.


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