Saturday, June 4, 2016

Italian Summer Salad

My daughter Gianna loves cold food. I keep the fridge regularly stocked with cucumbers and hummus for her after school snacking. She also frequently asks if I can make her some charcuterie or a salad for her school lunch. Considering I was eating Ruffles, Kit Kat, and a Mountain Dew when I was in the seventh grade, I am happy to comply. She inspires. 

This salad was made with some of my daughter's favorite things. And now that summer is here, who else wants cold food?

  • Thick dices of salami
  • String cheese segments or fresh mozzarella pearls
  • Fresh mint leaves, torn
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Baby Spring Mix (our favorite is from Organic Girl)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sicilian lemon balsamic vinegar
  1. Mix the olive oil and vinegar in a small container. Shake until well mixed.
  2. Combine all other ingredients. Add dressing. Add salt and pepper.


  1. It's a great recipe for a snack at school! You can find more of such at testimonials on Bestessays and your daughter won't be disappointed for sure.

  2. Please tell me why always when I check out new recipes, they always look so good and fancy. But when I make them by myself it’s look like hobo’s meal. I’m trying I swear, but always it look soo bad I don’t even want to make it second time at all. What is the secret?