Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Farewell to Summer Salad

Goodbye Summer, hello Fall! It's official now!

Even though temperatures have gone down in Austin and an autumnal air is slowly but surely  settling in, we are still very much in an between weather stage.  Before we enter this beautiful season, in which I predict lots of delicious and comforting dishes, soups and desserts, I thought it would be great to make a farewell to Summer salad.  

I just cut two very good heirloom tomatoes, red onion, a cucumber and some good quality Feta cheese. I try to cut all three ingredients at the same size. I especially like big pieces of Feta, not crumbled. Chopped up some chives and dill. For a vinaigrette, I mixed fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkled some fleur de sel and pepper.

It's very refreshing and full of flavors. I think I might make it again to take on a picnic this weekend, to enjoy the fact that we are finally somewhat able to stay outside and not melt! I will buy some mortadella and (excellent) fresh bread at Mandola's Market and head to a park with Juan (who I hope will feel better by then). 

Stay tuned, for my favorite vegetable soup recipe, for all of you sick with a cold (and I know there are many of you) out there...


Polkadots said...

Glad that you enjoy our baked goods. Every Tuesday is $2.00 a cupcake for dine in from 5PM- 8PM

Lucie said...

Once again, simple and delicious! Will try it this week as I love salads and there is no sign of autumn coming to town here in HK!
Thanks for the recipe!

Laetitia said...

Great Lucie! Let me know how it was! Enjoy your nice temperatures in Hong-Kong! :)

Lucie said...

Right, as promised here's the verdict: it was simply delicious [as predicted]. There's only a tiny little bit left for my lunch today! I must admit this salad is a great idea! I replaced the heirloom tomatoes with little cherry tomatoes since we can still find some good ones at the market. And also added a few Greek olives [not green, not black, the purple kind]. So if there's anyone craving for a fresh, quick and easy salad, there you go!