Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Italian Summer Salad

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means. It means I tried a new recipe and loved it enough to share it with you. Or it means I'm bored and all I can think about is food. I'll let you decide which is true as I get this Tasty Tuesday party started.

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1) I was trying to come up with a simple and tasty summer salad full of veggies. And 2) I wanted to be able to use some of the Olive Garden salad dressing I had in the pantry. So really at that point it just became about the math, and my Italian Summer Salad was born.

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I know you want the deets, so I won't prolong your anticipation. But first, here's a photo to get your mouth watering for ya.

Italian Salad Tasty Tuesday Recipe

Ingredients
1 Pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, cut in halves
1 Can of Black Olives, cut in halves
1 Cucumber, peeled and diced
1 Red Bell Pepper (or whatever color you like), diced
4 Celery Stalks, diced
1 Cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup of Olive Garden salad dressing
1 TBSP McCormick's Salad Supreme seasoning (more or less to taste--I didn't actually measure mine)

Directions
Combine all the vegetables and the cheese, and then pour in the salad dressing and add the seasoning. Stir well to combine. Chill for an hour or two before serving. 

Seriously, that's it. Could it BE any easier?

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Now come on, let's eat!