I love salads but they can get boring real fast. I swear in America we have some of the most simplest boring foods out there… like no creativity. Like our salads consist of lettuce tomato, cucumber and put some dressing on it. And the dressing kind of makes it pointless that you ate a salad if you’re counting calories and stuff. What I found useful is to remove the lettuce. You want to make a salad interesting once you take lettuce out of the picture you now have to figure out how to make this a full side. That’s when you start to experiment with different types of vegetables, spices and herbs that can actually make your salad exciting and people will want to eat it. Also this will make it healthier for you and you can get away from that dependency of “Do I have salad dressing in the refrigerator?”
So tonight I made a tomato and cucumber salad influenced by Mediterranean cooking. I used what I had in the pantry. I tend to keep vinegar and olive oil on deck at all times. You can always use them to flavor food’s. What makes this a little bit different is that I add cilantro. So if you’re one of those people who hate cilantro you can actually get off my blog right now because I love it and it tends to pop up in the most unusual dishes. Also I love these little spicy peppers they’re pretty as far as color goes and they really pep up a salad.
What’s in it? Cilantro, peperoncini, tomato’s, cucumbers, red onions, black olives and feta cheese.
Toss with red wine vinegar, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and lemon juice.