Saturday, July 11, 2009

Refreshing Greek Salad

Today will be a whopping 90*F in San Diego--break out the fans and turn on the A/C...first time for the summer. I know, don't hate me! As my family and friends are suffering from months of 100 degree heat, I feel that it is important to keep the ovens OFF and the fair FRESH!
Get inspired by the heat and create a refreshing picnic tonight instead. Here are a couple of ideas for a quick picnic:
1. Rotisserie chicken, gazpacho (see previous post), and grilled flat bread
2. Smoked salmon, cold cucumber and vinegar salad, and orzo pasta salad
3. My pick for tonight: Chicken skewers (marinate in Wishbone Italian dressing), Greek salad (recipe below), and a crust baguette
Greek Salad
Serves 2-4
4 large tomatoes, cubed
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 red onion, sliced and 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup green or black olives, chopped (can be omitted)
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
Sea salt or Kosher salt to taste
Feta cheese, crumble on top
Gently toss ingredients together and season with salt. Crumble on top and serve! Yes, it's really
that simple! Enjoy your picnic!