Hi Sweet Friends! I just wanted to say sorry for being MIA the last week, but I got hit with a cold HARD. I mean I was in bed for 5 days straight and was achy, sore, and coughing – oh the non-stop coughing. A huge thanks to Clint for stepping up big time and keeping the house running while I was down and out. Now while I’m not 100% I am definitely feeling better… like 75% and that’s good enough for me! I spent my Saturday hanging with the girls in the morning, meal planning, sipping coffee and price matching for the BIG (and I do mean BIG) grocery order that was so desperately needed after a week of being out. FYI – 3 hours later, I still didn’t have everything I needed…
Don’t you hate when that happens? It’s so disappointing!
Anyways, now that I’m feeling better, I think it’s time to share a tasty little salad that takes mere minutes to make and doesn’t involved a head of lettuce. It’s easy, healthy and perfect to go along side any meal… think bright, fresh flavours along side grilled chicken, or the perfect dish to bring to your next get together.
- english of field cucumber
- ½ large red onion
- 3 – 4 roma tomatoes
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- ½ cup fresh basil
- ⅓ cup crumbled goats milk feta cheese (I like this since it doesn’t come packed in water and I find has a creamier taste but regular feta will do)
- Chop your cucumber in ½ or 1 inch pieces. Sliced your onion thinly into strips. Quarter your tomatoes, and chop each quarter in half. You want large chunk of tomatoes. Roughly chop or tear your basil leaves.
- In a medium sized bowl add the cucumber, tomatoes and onions. Squeeze the juice of the lemon (yes the whole thing) and drizzle the olive oil over top. Add the salt & pepper to taste and mix everything together.
- Sprinkle in the basil and goat cheese. Serve immediately.
Just a few minutes and you have a healthy, delicious, and not your basic salad ready to go. It serves beautifully the next day as well just make sure to refrigerate.
It’s a classic go to in our house when we are making a last minute decision on supper. Now that the weather is nicer out, Clint’s itching to get the barbecue going more frequently so I always try and keep these staples in my fridge and pantry for when the mood strikes.