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Crunchy Summer Salad

Summer Garden Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

This cool crunchy garden salad is exactly the ticket to get through the heat of summer. In no time at all, these humble garden cucumbers and colorful peppers transform into a divinely crunchy, festive-looking dish...


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 2 to 3 garden cucumbers, peeled and cut into a ½ ” chunks
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved. Or 1 medium beefsteak tomato, seeded and cut into ½ ” chunks
  • 1 orange pepper, seeded and cut into ½” squares
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into ½” chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite soft-leaved summer herb, shredded. (Choose either mint, basil leaves or cilantro).
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Nutrition Facts


141 cals


11 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


12 g


5 g


2 g


2 g


242 mg


  1. Whisk the oil, lime juice, and salt together in a medium salad bowl.
  2. Tip in the cucumber, tomatoes, orange and yellow peppers, and the shredded herbs. Toss together. Let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes for the flavors to develop. Taste for salt. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Chef Tips

For a quick light lunch, add protein and a lot of flavor, by sprinkling ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese over the salad before serving. You can use 1 medium English cucumber instead of the garden cucumbers.

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