Summer Salad Recipe

Summer Salad Recipe

This salad is absolutely one of my favorites to eat during the summer. The tomatoes and the cucumbers work together to make a dish that is both savory and light. The vinegar in this dish is what really pulls all the flavors together. The longer you let this marinate, the more homogenized the flavors become. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is light but can be balanced with red wine vinaigrette. Texture is like a salad. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Mediterranean.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cucumbers, olives, onions, summer salad, tomatoes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $10


  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • serving bowl


Food Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. feta cheese diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • Kalamata olives a generous but reasonable helping

Flavor Balancers:

  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • red wine vinaigrette


  • Wash all fresh ingredients thoroughly before cutting. Cut all ingredients into 1” chunks. Place prepared ingredients in large serving bowl. Sprinkle with feta cheese and olives. Toss dressing with all ingredients 30 minutes before serving.

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About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.