I absolutely LOVE this salad. It is flavourful, colourful, and it definitely inspired me to be healthier. Honestly, I never liked or wanted to try zucchini before, but I am glad I did. It adds a simple sweet flavour to balance out the tangy lemon, and the juicy tomatoes. This takes hardly any time to make which leaves more time to enjoy the food. All you have to do is slice up a bunch of ingredients and throw them in a bowl. I was inspired to make this salad when I saw a picture on Pinterest (follow Chef Material on Pinterest) and the minute I saw it I knew I had to recreate it. The salad I created for you is made to be simple and refreshing. If you find yourself eating lots of heavy, salty, or sugary foods, this is a great salad to refresh your pallet give you a nutrition boost. *See bonus recipe at the end*
The salad lasts 4 days and can be eaten with bread for an extra crunch. I made a large batch of this salad so I could have lunch for the week which was really great. I ate it with bread one day and spinach the next. I also added chicken for a bit of protein. This colourful salad of superfoods contains different vitamins and minerals that will give you a health boost and you won’t want to stop eating it. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do!
Makes – 5 servings Time-15 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups multicoloured cherry tomatoes (yellow, orange, red, deep red)
- 1 zucchini
- 1 handful of fresh basil
- lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- ground pepper (optional)
- feta or mozzarella cheese**
- Slice all the tomatoes in half.
- Slice the full zucchini into thin circles.
- To make the dressing, finely chop the basil and mix with lemon juice olive oil and a bit of ground pepper.
- Mix tomatoes zucchini and dressing in a bowl then sprinkle with the feta or mozzarella.
TOMATO SALAD IN A JAR: Here is a salad idea that you can make with any leftovers from you tomato salad! Simply add chicken, cashews, quinoa, and spinach to your salad. Make sure to put the dressing at the bottom so the salad does not become soggy. When you are ready to eat flip the jar upside down and let the dressing coat the whole salad…ENJOY!