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Summer Garden Salad Recipe

Summer Garden Salad Recipe

Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint will make your mouth water.—Jessica Reyno-Joseph, Kissimmee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional


  • 1. Place tomato and cucumber in a small bowl; add the celery, olives, onion, mint and parsley. Toss to combine.
  • 2. In another small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper; pour over tomato mixture and toss to coat. Divide vegetables between two plates; sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with mint leaves if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 89 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.