Farmer's Market Salad

This salad reminds me of summertime with my grandparents. It combines simple, fresh ingredients that just taste great together! The recipe can easily be doubled to feed a crowd.


4 Large Fresh Tomatoes like Heirlooms or Creole cut into large chunks

2-3 Cucumbers Sliced, I really prefer the ones available at the market, salad cucumbers will also work

1-2 Small Yellow Squash Thinly Sliced

1 Large Sweet Onion Thinly Sliced

2 Cloves of Fresh Garlic Thinly Sliced

1 cup Multicolored Small Tomatoes Cut in Half

1/2 Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil Like Partanna

2-3 tbl Pepper Vinegar or Unseasoned Rice Vinegar and add 1/2 a chopped fresh jalapeño

2 tsp Cane Sugar

A combination of Fresh Herbs Like Basil, Mint, Parsley & Tarragon or whatever you prefer that is fresh.

Kosher Salt & Freshly ground Black Pepper to your liking

Korean Chili Flake, Optional. This is locally available at Saigon Market


Combine all ingredients except the herbs into a large, sealable container. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour then refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to serve rip some herbs over the top and I like to add fresh mozzarella as well.



For more tips and how to prepare this recipe follow the link belowWhere we get great vinegar

Where we get great vinegar

The mandolin we use everyday