|Tomato Basil and Feta Salad
|photo by recipe author
Servings: 8, 1 cup servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 4 cups fresh tomatoes, sliced or chopped (cherry, roma, or heirloom)
- 4 cups sliced cucumbers
- 2 green or yellow bell peppers
- 6 tablespoons feta cheese
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons coconut water vinegar
- salt and ground pepper to taste
Roll basil leaves and cut into strips. In a large mixing bowl, combine basil, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and feta.
In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil and coconut water vinegar.
Drizzle dressing, add salt and pepper, and toss salad.
Recipe and photo by Orissa. Submit your recipes and photos here for a chance to win $50!
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