It’s the end of October and I have officially been pumpkin & squashed out. I always look forward to this season so I can get into all the comfort food but I can’t help but miss that fresh taste of summer. This salad recipe I found on The Kitchn looked too good to resist, even around this time of year.
To start, you need to finely slice some red onion and put the slices in a bowl of cold water. Does anyone know why??Then, cut up the rest of your veggies–tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper.Also chop up some fresh dill and mint. Mint should be in every salad after tasting this one–just the freshest taste in the world, no?Then drain the onion and pat dry. I did this step without even knowing why we’re supposed to! But my guess is that it either softens or hightens the flavour (I’m not even going to Google it).Now for the dressing, mince up some garlic and throw it in a large bowl with a pinch of salt and red wine vinegar. Then drizzle in olive oil while whisking.Then, add the red onion, red pepper, cucumber, (olives that I left out) and herbs and let marinate for 10 minutes–or in my case 30 minutes because my timing was off… like usual!When you’re ready to serve, add the tomatoes and feta cheese and toss together to combine. Salt & pepper to taste and you’re done!Is this not beautiful? It tasted amazing too. The red onion taste seemed stronger than usual, perhaps because of the cold water soak? Someone has to tell me what that is!