Salads - Phase 1 - Bell Pepper Salad with Lemon Vinagrette

01-10-2008, 11:04 PM
In Phase 2, we turn this into a sandwich with whole wheat pitas & hummus spread. In Phase 1, it's a refreshing side dish:

Lemon Vinaigrette
2-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
1 small clove garlic, minced or pressed
large pinch cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Mix together all but olive oil. Whisk in olive oil. Toss with Bell Pepper Salad.

Bell Pepper Salad
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 small bell pepper (any color), seeded and thinly sliced
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
2 1/2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
small can sliced black olives or Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
salt & pepper (to taste)

Toss with Lemon Vinaigrette. (2 servings)