Summer Salad

20120723-114952.jpg On the days I work from home, I'm a crazy woman. I get up early to run & get the laundry done. Then during the AM & afternoon, I jam on my regular work duties. But by lunchtime I'm ravenous. Just one thing will do - a gigantic salad. This time I happened to have some ripe tomatoes on the vine, fresh crisp cucumbers, and lots of kale & mixed lettuce from the CSA. Combined with some freshly pickled banana peppers & a radish tartine, lunch was served!

Ingredients: (don't be specific on the quantity, just use up what's in your fridge!) - kale & mixed lettuce (washed, stems removed from kale & chopped) - 1 large or 2 small tomatoes, diced - 1/2 an English cucumber, diced - a sprinkling of red onion slices - some feta - canned tuna in olive oil, drained then mixed with banana peppers - radish slices - your fav vinaigrette - butter - soft bread like challa


Method: - in a large bowl, combine your greens & veg, toss until combined - add salt & pepper and drizzle on your fav salad dressing. I like a lemon vinaigrette - to make the tartine, just slice up the radish, slather a bit of butter on the bread & lay the radish slices on the butter. Sprinkle with kosher or sea salt.


The lunch was quite divine. And if you're not a radish fan...try this. The butter and salt dissolve the bite of the radish, it is delicious. Because I like the kik of radish, I made sure to slice some up in the salad too!

What are you doing with your summer harvest? Salads and soups make quick work of the veg when my fridge is full!