Summer Time is Salad Time, Salad Time is Summer Time

Any summer meal can use a good salad, and any good salad can be a summer meal. A while back I posted about a favorite farro salad we make for lunch. This summer we have been enjoying tons of fresh produce from our garden, the farmers market, and when in doubt the grocery store. The best thing about a fresh salad is you can use whatever you have.  My go to has been anything with cucumber because our garden has been exploding with them!

2 cucumbers chopped
3 ears of corn removed from the cob (cooked)*
1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved (regular tomatoes would work)
1/4 cup of crumbled feta
6-10 leaves of fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

*I cook my corn for this recipe in the microwave. Simply remove the husk, wrap each cob in a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 to 2.5 minutes per ear of corn. I place mine in a bowl of cold water and ice to help cool it down quickly after cooking.

In a medium bowl mix the vegetables, feta and olive oil, season with salt and pepper. This salad leaves little room for excuses, it is quick and tasty! What kind of summer dishes do you enjoy making?

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