Tomato, Cucumber, Feta, Basil and Oregano Salad - aka The "I love summer" Salad

For the dressing:

  • about 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or sherry to give it a little kick!
  • a couple of leaves of fresh oregano (from the herb garden!)
  • a couple of leaves of fresh basil (from the herb garden!)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • a couple of plum, grape or roma tomatoes (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 bell pepper (coarsely chopped), yellow adds a nice color without too much intense flavor
  • some pitted black greek olives (preferably brine-cured) (coarsely chopped)
  • sprinkle (or more!) crumbled feta cheese

It should turn out looking something like one of these:  (YUM!)

My version of the salad: (YUM!)