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Aug 4, 2015

Recipe: The Best Summer Salad for Your Next Barbeque

Looking for new summer salad ideas? Stay refreshed this summer with a bright, healthy and delicious Middle Eastern vegetable salad from Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. Find these cool earthy ingredients at your local farmers market or organic food store. Easily prepare this refreshing summer salad recipe in your apartment kitchen and store leftovers in a sealable container for the work week.


1 diced cucumber

1 can of chick peas

10 thinly sliced scallions

1 pound of diced tomatoes

1/3 cup of chopped parsley

1/3 cup of chopped mint leaves

1/3 cup of chopped basil leaves

1/2 cup of squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Kosher salt

Black pepper

1/2 cup of olive oil

8 ounces of diced feta cheese

Steps to Follow

Start by having all of your ingredients accessible for efficient preparation.  In a salad bowl, throw in the cucumber, chickpeas, scallions and tomatoes and lightly mix together.

Combine light salt and pepper, garlic and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Carefully pour in the olive oil and whisk to complete the dressing. Add dressing to taste. If you want the main components of this great summer salad to shine, take it easy on the dressing.

Top your salad with feta and that’s it! The Barefoot Contessa recommends presenting this refreshing summer salad with sliced pita bread for a special touch, but it’s very tasty on its own. Bon appetite!

Home away from home?

If you’re traveling this summer, whether for business or leisure purposes, you can still prepare great summer salads in your temporary furnished rental.  At Furnished Quarters, all of our corporate apartments come with fully equipped kitchens with all the cooking appliances you need to create your own appetizing fare.  For more info about the amenities of our temporary furnished rentals, call us at 888-907-4109.

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