This salad is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It is also a vitamin and antioxidant bomb, rich particularly in vitamin A and C. I absolutely love the colors and could eat it every single day. It is very quick and easy to make. No special equipment is needed, just a knife and a chopping board.
1 red bell pepper,
1 yellow bell pepper,
2 small cucumbers,
2 handfuls parsley leaves,
8 green olives,
¼ red onion,
3 cloves garlic,
1 tablespoon extra virgin cold pressed olive oil.
Dressing: Pour the olive oil into a small ceramic bowl, add lemon juice and pressed garlic. This way the oil will absorb the flavor better. I discourage using plastic bowls because they may leach harmful chemicals into your food.
Salad: Deseed the peppers and chop them into small pieces. Chop the cucumbers into small cubes. Peeling them is optional. I did it here, but sometimes I do not peel them. Dice the onion and parsley leaves. Slice the olives into thin discs.
Place all the ingredients in a porcelain or glass bowl. Mix them well. Add the dressing and mix everything very well again.
Yields about 6 cups of salad.