Summer salad with balsamic dressing

    Summer salad with balsamic dressing


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    About this recipe: This salad has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Courgette, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes and black olives are tossed in a zesty balsamic vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad with any barbecue.

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 large cucumbers, diced
    • 1 courgette, diced
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 3 large tomatoes, diced
    • 140g chopped black olives
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 125ml extra-virgin olive oil

    Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large salad bowl, mix together the cucumbers, courgette, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, basil and thyme.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, sea salt, sugar and white pepper until thoroughly combined.
    3. Pour the olive oil slowly into the dressing mixture, whisking to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.

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    Reviews (2)


    Very nice summery salad. I only add a bit of mixed quinoa and it was great. - 16 Sep 2016


    Delicious fresh salad. Followed the recipe for the dressing but changed the salad ingredient amounts according to what we had in - used half cucumber, 2 courgettes that we sliced and chargrilled first for flavour. We also used Greek olives in a garlic dressing but you could a some crushed garlic to the dressing if, like us, you are a garlic lover! The fresh herbs are essential. - 07 Jun 2016

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