Mediterranean Summer Salad

I call all Greek food "Goddess food."  Is it because its usually so healthy and beautiful?  Or maybe its because I think that if I eat like a Greek Goddess, maybe I will start to look like one!   You are what you eat, so I'm sticking with the Goddess food...with my fingers crossed.   

This salad combines my favorite Greek elements; chick peas, cucumbers, mint and feta with a few local, fresh vegetables that seem to find there way onto most summer tables.; corn & tomatoes.  Its kind of Jersey Greek... or better, Shore Goddess!   Beautiful!

Heres what you'll need:

  • 19 oz can of chick peas, rinsed
  • 3 ears of corn, cooked, kernels removed
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 8-10 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • mint, 2 tbsp chopped, plus a few sprigs for garnish
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2-3 ozfeta cheese, cubed

    For the dressing, whisk these ingredients together:
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon dressing
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

 In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together with the dressing.  Garnish with mint, extra cucumber or lemon wedge.  Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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Eat Beautifully,

xo & a pinch,