Super Summer Salad

  • Yield 12 servings

Make a trip to the farmers' market for the freshest tomatoes, then toss together this salad.

This refreshing salad uses the bounty of the season.

Ingredients

1 English cucumber, seeded and diced (do not peel)
1 cup diced red onions
2 (7-ounce) fresh mozzarella balls, cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoon dried Fines Herbes, or 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves and 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 cup Italian salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, onions, mozzarella, garlic, basil, parsley, Fines Herbes, and salad dressing in a large bowl; toss well.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours, or until well chilled. Add salt and pepper before serving. Serves 12.

– Recipe by Diane Montagano, Plymouth, Mich.

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