Summer Garden Salad

Ok, ok…I admit it. None of this actually came from my real live garden…yet.

Oh, but it will. Soon…very soon.

And when it does–


Summer Garden Salad


Roma tomatoes–cut in chunks

Cucumbers–seeded and cut in chunks

Snap Peas

Ranch Dressing

Italian Dressing

Shredded Parmesan cheese


There are no amounts listed because it’s all relative. Normally, if I’m making this just for me–I’ll cut up one cucumber, 2 tomatoes, add a handful of Snap pea pods and toss. Mix equal amounts of Ranch and Italian dressing together and drizzle lightly over vegetables. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.

This is one salad that stores and travels much better than wilty old lettuce. In fact, it will just make you glad to be alive.

Oh, and Michele M. and Patty Ann–this recipe was for your suggestion to use veggies and snap peas. Hope you like it.

11 Replies to “Summer Garden Salad”

  1. Oh yummmmy! I think I just might be able to try this! I have never mixed ranch and italian dressing together, but all of a sudden, it actually sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for thinking of me!!!

  2. This sounds so good! Now I just need to figure out how to eat it without all the veggies.

  3. You’ll have a new favorite dressing too…trust me. It’s fabulous. Oh, and Wish-bone is the best Italian dressing for this particular mixture–if you ask me.


  4. Yum. Looks delicious. I’ve been picking lots of peas. Now, I just need my tomatoes and cucumbers to ripen.

  5. You’ll have to do like I did and just buy them for now. Nothing is ripe in our garden yet. But I couldn’t wait!


  6. It’ll be sooo fun if/when we have something cute like that coming from our garden. If maybe we’ll have to try the Farmer’s Market! đŸ™‚

  7. I too have not had the pleasure of mixing the ranch and Italian dressings together. There is a first for everything I guess. I would also toss in some olives. perhaps someKalamata olives or the Agrinio olives. YUM!! Ether way I love me some salad. Thanks for the new dressing combo to try!

  8. See, that’s the nice thing about salads…you can add anything you want and it just makes it better. I was thinking jicama. I love it.

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