Healthy Side: Summer Salad Recipe

It may be getting colder outside, but you can still reminisce about the summertime with this salad recipe.

You will make your own dressing with olive oil, which contains a mix of antiox


idants that can lower your “bad” cholesterol (LDL) without affecting your “good” cholesterol (HDL). Make sure you buy extra-virgin olive oil instead of light olive oil, which is usually more processed.

Serves 4-6


  • 5 medium or large ripe tomatoes cut into wedges or 1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, seeded if desired, then sliced and halved
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped


  1. Toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, salt, pepper, vinegar and olive oil.
  2. Add the feta cheese and mint and toss again.
  3. Taste, adjust the seasonings as desired, and serve.

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