A quick but simple summer lunch can be made by throwing together an assortment of veggies, cheese, olive oil and vinegar. Add a fistful of chopped herbs, a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper and you've made a lunch your friends and colleagues will envy.
Keeping this formula in mind, I used feta cheese, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and mint for a refreshing and healthy luncheon salad. Feel free to substitute the the red onion for scallions, add bell pepper. or even fresh oregano. This salad is easy to customize to your own taste. Keep it cool in the frig at work, or in an insulated bag with an ice pack.
Quick Greek Salad
1/2 cucumber, peeled, halved and sliced
1/4 red onion, diced
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved
handful fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons olive oil
coarse sea salt freshly ground black pepper
Toss all ingredients in a bowl, season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.