Garden Fresh Salad

I have been eating this super simple salad my whole life. My father has a wonderful garden and he makes this salad a staple in his fridge during the summer months. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and it is oh so delicious! The recipe I have below serves about 1-2 people but you can always increase the ingredients when serving a group.


2 small green peppers
1 small cucumber cut into quarters
1 large tomato cut into quarters (make sure to put the juice from the tomatoes into the salad)
5 or so fresh basil leafs torn into smaller pieces
Half of a small red onion diced
3-4 teaspoons of olive oil
2-3 teaspoons of balsamic vinaigrette
Salt and pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste


1.) Wash all veggies and cut
2.) Put into a dish; add salt, pepper, basil and garlic powder
3.) Add olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
4.) Toss salad and let flavors combine for 15 minutes or so
5.) Chill if desired

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