Thursday, October 8, 2009

End of Harvest Salad

I had a few items, left over from my 1st ever garden, that made for a delightful salad the other night.

I believe I shall call it "Summer's End Salad". What do you think?
It is very simple and, therein, lies the beauty.

Summer's End Salad


2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chunked
1 yellow pepper, sliced
Several basil leaves, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
A splash of vinegar (any variety will do)
A few dashes each of my Signature Spice Blend
A pinch or two of kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper


Combine gently and serve. 

Serves 4-6


Elise said...

the weather here has been too grisly for salad but I can appreciate how good this one must taste.. lucky you !

5thsister said...

Hi Elise and welcome to my blog! I usually end up doing all my veggie salads in a similar manner changing the herb component. I use fresh dill a lot, during the summer, with my cukes. I like cilantro when I make a salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and hot peppers. This was really a great year for this 1st time gardener.

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds tasty!!!

Lissaloo said...

Beautiful, the salad and the name :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Looks delicious and healthy, and I love the colors!


i think it looks delicious! thanks for stopping by the crib! your career as a RT must have prepared you for the grossness of motherhood! btw, nothing grosses me out unless it is about eyeballs - it's my achilles heel

Charisse and Holly said...

Yum...I want to come over. Love that kind of salad. I can only grow children. We hardly even have flowers in the yard...because I know I would kill them. My 6 year old can hardly wipe his rear, but is amazing at taking care of flowers. LOL Glad I stopped by. Holly at

kyslp said...

Pretty salad. Sometimes simple is best, isn't it? (That's what I keep trying to tell the kiddos- to no avail.)

btw, I totally agree with your David L. comment on my blog.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh how I wish I had room in my yard for a garden! This looks fabulous!

Rook No. 17 said...

That must have been positively delicious. Fresh basil is so wonderful!

Jenn @

Willoughby said...

Gorgeous salad! I envy your harvest! I didn't get one tomato, bean, pepper or anything else from my garden this year. The weather, the rabbits and the squirrels took care of everything except the herbs. Maybe next year....


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