Summer Garden Salad with Bleu Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

I want to share a simple recipe for a summer veggie salad I made last week that is a perfect side dish for whatever you’re grilling this Memorial Day – and it requires minimal effort.


Ok, well the chopping requires a little bit of effort if you aren’t a lunatic like me who thoroughly enjoys chopping.

In that case, you could use a chopper. Or something like that.

In my fridge I had some vegetables that were on the road to going bad, and I was having an intense bleu cheese craving. This beautiful salad is the outcome of those circumstances.

And, thank you Sunny of And Love It Too! for giving me such a fantastic name!

You all had fantastic names, by the way, but I was drawn to this one…

Summer Garden Salad with Bleu Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette



1 green bell pepper, diced

1 zucchini, diced

1 yellow squash, diced

1 16 oz can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup crumbled bleu cheese


1/2 cup olive oil

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp seasoned salt

Combine the veggies in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing a little at a time, tasting along the way until you’re content. Add cheese and toss.



~Dixie Chik~


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