Monday, May 10, 2010

Quick & Easy Salad

Sometimes I'm honestly at a loss when trying to figure out what to serve to accompany my main courses.  I tire easily of the potato, rice, couscous thing and am always looking for a way to get some more veggies into all of us.  We eat really well but there are times (like last night) when we get home late and everyone is famished and I have no time to prepare anything.  This is super quick and uses up some fridge and pantry staples.  Feel free to substitute your favourite vegetables or whatever you may have lying around!  I tend to eyeball the dressing and go  with the less is more attitude for this salad,  especially when using ripe tomatoes.  
Quick & Easy Salad
1/2 cucumber, quartered & sliced
1/2 red onion finely diced
1/2 red pepper diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chick peas, drained & rinsed
handful of fresh arugula leaves
scattering of feta cheese
combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss.  drizzle with olive oil (roughly 1/4 cup), red wine vinegar (2 tblsp) and salt & pepper to taste.

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