Delicious and Healthy

Beat the Heat with our Delicious & Easy Summer Salads


At Mooney Farms during the summer we enjoy making a quick and healthy weeknight meal or preparing an alfresco weekend feast for our friends and family.


To get started we make an anti pasta platter with good crusty bread, Bella Sun Luci Arbequina Olive Oil for dipping, sliced salami, olives, great cheese, and our Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Halves or Julienne Cut in Olive Oil & Herbs. A very simple appetizer for any occasion!


Check out our version of the traditional Greek Salad below, and visit our website under the “Side dishes” tab to find these great dinner salad ideas; Garbanzo Bean Salad, Chicken, Avocado & Spinach Salad with Sun Dried Tomato Dressing, Pesto Penne Pasta Salad, California Summer Salad, and Bella’s Artichoke Salad.  If you have your own version don’t forget time is running out to enter your recipe for our 2013 contest!


Sun Dried Tomato Greek Salad


1 Cucumber, Sliced 1/4-inch thick pieces

1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Cubed

1 Red Bell Pepper, Cubed

1-8.5oz jar Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes, Halves in Olive Oil & Herbs

1-8oz jar Greek Olives, Pitted

1/4 Red Onion, Sliced

1/2 Pound Feta Cheese, 1/2-inch Cubed (Not Crumbled)

Flat Leaf Italian Parsley-finely chopped

1/8 Cup Bella Sun Luci EVOO as Dressing

1/8 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

Cracked Pepper to Taste


Combine in a large bowl; cucumber, peppers, sun dried tomatoes and the oil from jar, olives, and red onion.  Gently fold in Feta cheese.  Drizzle EVOO & red wine vinegar on top of salad and toss.  Finish with cracked pepper and parsley as garnish.  Serve with your favorite whole grain bread.


For more summer salad recipes click on our recipes tab!




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