4/30/12

No Lettuce Was Harmed in the Making of This Salad: Forget Boring Salads, Make This Rainbow Salad Soon!


It's almost summer time. Occasionally, even I like to eat lighter, healthier meals. These meals, however, don't have to be boring or uninspiring. Today, I'm sharing my idea of a fun salad: filling, colorful, with a variety of colors, textures and flavors and sans lettuce!

Forget Boring Salads, Make This Rainbow Salad!

Ingredients
1 orange pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup chickpeas
1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/2 cup marinated feta
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons oil from marinated feta
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste


Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.


Who can resist this beautiful salad?


If you want more ideas for fun salads, check out the comments my readers left here.


And don't forget to come back on Wednesday for my 4th Bloggiversary post and an AWESOME giveaway!

4 comments:

Joan Nova said...

Looks delicious. I much prefer a vegetable-based salad over a lettuce one.

Belinda said...

You saved the lettuce! Yay! What a colorful salad! Four years...wow....

kelly_bakes said...

I'm always stuck for salad ideas...this looks/sounds perfect and summery! And marinated feta? What could be better than that?

Megan said...

Irresistible! Send some my way (you know, minus those chickpeas). I can't wait for summer produce. I want to make tons of salads just like this!