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Summer Salad

I was so excited when I came home from vacation to see my cucumbers and tomatoes ripening. One of the first things I did was to pick them to make a cold summer salad. That evening I sliced and diced the vegetables and whisked up my dressing. Set it in the frig to chill. My husband went into the refrigerator to get something and dumped my whole bowl of vegetables on the floor. I was stunned into silence. I knew he had to feel terrible because I was so outwardly excited about my garden bounty. All is forgiven. I had to wait a few days and make it again when more vegetables ripened. The floor salad made it out to the compost pile, so all was not lost 🙂 You have to keep smiling or go crazy. ( I only wish I had taken a picture).

You’ll need:


3 small  cucumbers

1 green pepper

2 small onions

1 large tomato

2 cloves garlic


1/4 cup champagne vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon fresh  oregano

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a large bowl peel and cut cucumbers into bite size pieces.

Add green pepper cut into bite size pieces.

Add thinly sliced onion.

Add diced fresh tomato.

Add fresh diced garlic.


In a small bowl whisk together champagne vinegar, sugar, oregano, sea salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Chill.

After the dressing is chilled pour over vegetables and mix.

Shared at: Claiming Our Space , Chef in Training , 33 Shades of Green , Nature’s Nurtures , It’s a Blog Party , Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms , Romance on a Dime , My Sweet and Savory , The DIY Dreamer , Miz Helen’s Country Cottage , Bloom , Momnivore’s Dilemma , Spain In Iowa , Katherine’s Corner , Frugally Sustainable , Practically Functional , Our Delightful Home , Happy Hour Projects , The Frugal Girls , Little Becky Homecky , Comfy in the Kitchen , Local Sugar , GNOWFGLINS , Little Inspiration , Addicted to Recipes , A Pinch of Joy

22 thoughts on “Summer Salad”

  1. Judy Haughton-James says:

    This summer salad looks so delicious Diane! I love vegetable salads. Take care.

  2. Casey says:

    Love this salad. I think, I should make it for lunch.

    1. Diane says:

      I make it almost every night in the summer when we have the fresh vegetables. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Oh I love this salad:) I haven’t thought about adding garlic with the fresh veggies:) The flavors of your dressing look amazing. My garden is kinda of pitiful right now, I just need to go to the farmers market:)
    PS I am pinning your salad to a group pinterest board at my pinterest page.

    1. Diane says:

      Awww thanks Evelyn I love garlic. My garden is doing better this year then it has in the last few so I’m feeling pretty blessed. Thanks for stopping by girlfriend 🙂

  4. Nicole says:

    Yum – looks tasty! I love fresh tomato salad. Visiting from Take It On Tuesday 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  5. Barefoot Hippie Girl says:

    This looks amazing! I have made something similar, but no green pepper. I have never heard of champagne vinegar. Any substitutes?

    1. Diane says:

      Red wine vinegar would be great too. Thanks for stopping by. I love the name of your blog!

  6. Words Of Deliciousness says:

    Yum, this salad sounds perfect for the summer months.

  7. Lavender Dreams says:

    Nothing tastes better than fresh veggies. I made some guacamole yesterday and it sure was good!

  8. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Looks great! Bummer about the first bunch 🙁 Thanks for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

  9. Christine says:

    Oh no!! He probably felt really bad! 🙁

    Salad #2 looks FABULOUS! I wouldn’t mind diggin’ into it.. YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality 🙂

  10. nicole says:

    Stopping by from My turn for us to drool over your summer salad– oh my yumminess. Oooh, ooh, ooh and this and every Friday we host the ALOHA Friday HOP where the sweetest of bloggers link up and help each other to grow, grow, grow… come join us if you please.

    Happy Day,

  11. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    This looks like a great salad. Hope you get much more from your garden! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

  12. Katie @ Little Becky Homecky says:

    I love this! My family makes one similar and it is so perfect for the summer!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    I just love your Summer Salad, a Salad like this is really one of my favorites in the summertime, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Katie Watts says:

    I am now following you from a Friday blog hop. Please visit me at and do the same.

    This looks fabulous

  15. Sarah @ Nature's Nurture says:

    That story was too funny 😉
    Mmm, nothing better than a fresh summer salad! I never thought to add fresh garlic, so I’m going to try that! Thanks for linking up at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

  16. momto8blog says:

    have this or a variation almost every night…never get tired of it because it is sooo yummy!! I use red wine vinegar.

  17. K @ Claiming Our Space says:

    Your salad looks delicious. I love champagne vinegar – it adds such a great flavor. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you again.

  18. Jen Rodrigues says:

    Anything with cucumbers and tomatoes are my favorite. I love this. Salads in the summer are my favorite. going to miss it.

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