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Summer Salad

We are finally getting vegetables from our garden and I have to say, it feels like such an accomplishment. I usually can’t keep plants alive very long, so I’m pretty excited about this!

When we moved into this house about 2 years ago, there were raised beds in our yard, but they were pretty overgrown. There were lots of mint plants; apparently they grow and spread easily. It smelt minty fresh all around our yard. Eventually we decided it was time for a make-over and we wanted to plant things that we would use more. My husband built a cute little fenced in raised bed garden in place of the plastic raised beds that were once there.

It looks a little different now that we have (way too many) plants. Better safe than sorry, right?

I’ve been trying to incorporate cucumbers into a lot of what we eat recently because a lot of those came in at once. Luckily my one year old likes cucumbers, so we snack on them almost daily. ¬†One of my favorite summer snacks is summer salad. It’s just so good — and fresh! There are lots of variations to this recipe, but here’s how I like mine:

Ingredients

4 medium tomatoes, cut up
2 medium cucumbers, sliced
2 onions, sliced
2 Tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp parsley

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, pepper & parsley. Add tomatoes, cucumbers & onions. Toss together until the vegetables are coated with the mixture. I like to let it all marinate for at least an hour or two.

*I also like to use a mason jar to mix it all together and just pop it right into the fridge until I want to snack on it later.

Enjoy! What are some of your favorite summer snacks?

xo Kristen

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