Everyday Mom's Meals: Chopped Salad With A Twist

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Chopped Salad With A Twist

I think we can all agree that a simple chopped vegetable salad while yummy, isn't anything to write home about. Well, I'm about to change that! I have to admit while skimming the pages of my latest giveaway cookbook, Gooseberry Patch's Fresh from the Farmstand, I glanced over this recipe probably three times before something unique and interesting caught me eye! We love zucchini and really enjoy the flavor and crunch of eating it raw, but most often I prepare it in a cooked dish. So when I saw this salad included chopped zucchini I was not only intrigued, but excited. What a great addition to a simple veggie side for any grilled meal! The person who contributed this recipe says she now takes it to friends' in place of a green salad and it's always a hit; and I can totally understand why! The freshness of the veggies is outstanding, the dressing is simple and the flavor of the zucchini really shines through! With summer on the way and weekly trips to the farmer's market just around the corner, this could be thrown together in no time b/c I usually have everything on hand! If your salad selection could use a little updating, but with familiar flavors, this is sure to please!
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Israeli Salad Adapted from Fresh From the Farmstand
3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 English cucumber, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
2 TBS grapeseed oil
1 TBS lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill until serving.

 Contributed by Lydia Reaume Ontario, Canada and found on page 80

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Miz Helen said...

I just love this combination for a salad, it looks fresh and delicious! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny) said...

I love how fresh this salad looks. Perfect for summer. I pinned it and hope you get tons of traffic. Thanks for being so faithful to Weekend Potluck.

Amanda - TooTallFritz said...

Good one!