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Monday, August 24, 2015

Sweet Pepper-Cucumber-Red Onion Summer Salad


I had a variety of small sweet peppers in the refrigerator, plus a cucumber and red onion that needed to be used ~ this recipe did them all justice!


Salad

We like refreshing salads such as this in the summertime with grilled meat.  

Veggies


The flavors are zippy ~ it’s a wonderful salad on a hot summer night!

Sweet Pepper-Cucumber-Red Onion Summer Salad
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

12 small sweet peppers, seeded and cut into small chunks
1 cucumber, sliced thin
1 red onion, sliced into strips
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced

For the vinaigrette:

¼ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
½ teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Method:

Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in a large bowl.
Add vegetables and toss lightly.
Let rest 15 minutes before serving or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Serve

ENJOY!

30 comments:

  1. the kitty's gone! :( cherries are nice though. :)
    this is a wonderful salad, except for those pesky raw onions. i just can't handle them!

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  2. Grace, yes, I keep changing it! Thanks, it's a great little salad, onions or not!

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  3. Pam, This sure is a pretty salad! My better half would love it... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  4. Thanks, Dave and have a great day!

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  5. What a great colorful salad, Pam! We are treated to fresh local veggies in the summer.
    ~Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy! This is my fave time of year for all the good fresh veggies at the markets! Take care

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  6. Love the freshness, you have here. Looks yummy.

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    1. Hi Ivy! Thanks, glad you like it too! Have a great week!

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  7. So nice to meet you Pam...
    You have a great blog! I am happy to follow along with you. Great salad. Thank you for sharing.
    So pleased you enjoyed my blog... Thank you for following along.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  8. So nice to meet you Pam...
    You have a great blog! I am happy to follow along with you. Great salad. Thank you for sharing.
    So pleased you enjoyed my blog... Thank you for following along.
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Penny, same to you! :-) Have a great week!

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  9. Sounds perfect to me! I love that you added celery seed :) So yummy!

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  10. Hi PAM. I'm enjoying all of your new headers..... This salad is so refreshing for a hot summer's day... Hope your temps are not as hot as ours....ready for some Fall

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    1. Hi Shug! Thanks, something different yet again! It's chilly here, 62 degrees right now. Strange weather, hope it cools down for you soon! Take care

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  11. Hi Pam,
    I agree with you, love to have salads with grilling meat or fish. This one that you shared is delicious looking. Love the peppers, onions, cukes (as I call them), and the dressing sounds yummy! A perfect summer salad for sure. I enjoy seeing all of your different headers...You must really love cherries...Have a great week...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Ha, thanks Dottie! I do love cherries, their taste and color too! Take care and have a great week!

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  12. I have tried this salad. It will be good! It looks very colorful...

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  13. Great summer salad, Pam. And would be fabulous with any grilled meat or fish. Love the colors!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! We really liked it!

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  14. Pam, this is hot weather food if I've ever seen it. Love the addition of the celery seeds and red pepper flakes to give it a nice zip.
    Sam

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    1. Thanks, Sam! It has a lot of good flavors! Take care

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  15. Summer on a salad plate--it's what I love about the summer!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, I agree! Summer food is great! Best to you

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  16. This is the perfect summer salad Pam, love refreshing salads like this.

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  17. My garden keeps producing cucumbers! And I keep eating them. ;-) Running out of ideas for how to use them, but you've just given me a new one. Thanks!

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    1. John, got to love those cucs! Have a great rest of the week!

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  18. Great summer salad and I love the vinaigrette, too! Can't wait to try it!

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