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Best of Summer Salads at Texas Bed and Breakfast

July 27th, 2010 by Pamela Murski

Greek Salad

Summer time screams tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and basil….all fresh from the gardens at the B&B.  This Greek Salad is a favorite and equally delicious as a side or the main course.   Paired with  crusty bread, herb butter, glass of vino and you have a feast!

Put together equal parts of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, whole black olives, fresh mozzarella balls or cubes, bite sized strips of fresh basil.  Mix 1/3 balsamic vinegar with 2/3 good quality olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over vegies.  Toss to mix.  Garnish with basil flowers and serve.  Be sure not to overdress the salad….you can always serve extra dressing on the side.  This salad is great to adjust to your own taste buds by adding whatever you have on hand that is fresh and creating your own version of summer salad.  Fresh edible flower buds are a great addition as well as herb fronds such as fennel, thyme flowers, and Fiddle Head buds.

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