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Garden Celebration Salad

Use fresh produce and basil to increase the flavor. Serves 2 as a main meal or 4 as a side.


  • 1 cup orange bell pepper, or any colour chopped
  • 2 cups cucumber with skin, chopped
  • 16 to 20 small colorful tomatoes halved
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup feta cheese cubed
  • 1 cup black beans cooked, drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp basil fresh, chopped
  • mineral salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp dark balsamic vinegar


  1. Drain black beans if using canned (or cook if using dried).

  2. Chop all vegetables. Cube feta cheese.

  3. Add beans, vegetables, and cheese to a bowl. Mix gently.

  4. Add oil and vinegar. Toss gently.

  5. Season to taste: use mineral salt, fresh or dried basil, or other spices.