Health and Wellness

Daddy’s Summer Salad

June 19, 2014

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Beautiful Father’s out there. There are some featured in #theblackgirltriptych. If you haven’t already, check it out on our Exhibits page, in the gallery here on the site.

Meanwhile, choose some of your favorite summer veggies and try this summer salad straight from my dad’s recipe stash!


2 Yellow Squash

2 Zuchinni Squash

2 Cucumbers

1/2 Red Onion

Dash of salt and pepper

1 tbsp of sugar

2 cups of your favorite Italian Dressing


Slice all of the veggies, please them in a bowl, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and sugar. Pour on the dressing, cover and shake it up, shake it up, to mix around all of the ingredients. Allow the salad to chill in fridge over night. This salad tastes best when it has had some time to sit so that the veggies can marinate and soak up all of the flavorful goodness! The next day, take the salad out of the fridge, dish it up, eat it up, and repeat!

Hope you enjoy this. I sure did. The garden fresh veggies were so crisp and very well seasoned. It’s so filling and great eaten alone or with a nice sandwich. If you try this, let us know in the comment section here on the blog. If you have a recipe from your dad’s stash that’s not top secret ;0), share it with us! Thanks, Daddy! Happy Father’s day!


Photo Credit: Pamela Thompson for The Beautiful Project


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