Serves: 4 Total time: 15 minutes
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup red onion, diced
2 cups cucumber, diced
2 cups tomatoes, diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
In large mixing bowl, gently toss together all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
This chopped salad is amenable to all sorts of variations. Add Kalamata olives, feta cheese, cubes of watermelon or cantaloupe, or any other seasonal diced veggies you enjoy. Serve on a bed of fresh spinach or cooked grains.