Fresh Summertime Vegetable Salad

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

With summer here salads just seem to be what I crave with my meals. This is a colourful salad that can be prepared ahead of time using mainly ingredients that are locally available and be ready and waiting when you get home, or take it along for as part of a picnic. Try to use fresh tarragon. It has far more flavour than dried. The tomatoes to use are those wonderful large slicing tomatoes that are available in the summer.

Top Review by Marla Swoffer

Unique and flavorful salad! Made for Craze-E Contest 2009. I made it exactly as directed...except I could only find frozen French haricots verts in our market--I used the microwave to defrost/steam them and then rinsed with cold water, as directed. The very fact that it still tasted so fresh and yummy with frozen beans proves it's worthy of five stars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam the Haricots verts beans until tender crisp (about 3 min).
  2. Drain, run under cold water to stop cooking and drain again.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the vegetables and feta cheese.
  4. Prepare dressing by whisking together all ingredients.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and serve.

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