Monday, September 2, 2013

Chili-Lime Pepper Salad

August is over but the summer spirit continues, at least for me, and until the leaves start changing and the farmer's market closes shop with all its' fresh produce.  This is one of Jon's most requested recipes since the inception of this blog to give him my recipes and those I have made at home throughout the years.

I concocted this recipe back in 2008 when I discovered  Tajin Chili Seasoning--never thought my teenager would go for this...but here we are!  See what you think. 

Large mixing bowl
Sharp knife

2-3 mix of large peppers, green, red, orange, yellow
1/2 large cucumber, quartered
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced diagonally
2-3 green onions, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced and chopped
1/2-1 tsp of Kosher salt
Fresh Ground Pepper, or regular black pepper
1 Tbls red wine vinegar
1/2 lime, juiced
2-3 Tbls of extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp Tajin Chili Seasoning, sprinkled
1/2" Block of feta, cubed

1. Wash your hands.
2. Chop and mince your garlic.

3. Add pinch kosher salt
4. Add few grinds of black pepper.

5. Add red wine vinegar, lime juice.

6. Slowly whisk in olive oil. 

7. Adjust salt, pepper, and lime juice to taste. Set aside.
8. Prep your veggies:
--peppers, seeded and chopped
--cucumber, quartered 
--carrot, diagonally sliced
--green onions, sliced

--add everything to mixing bowl with the dressing

8. Sprinkle Tajin Seasoning and combine with veggies. Adjust salt, lime juice, Tajin once more to taste.

9. Add feta and gently fold into veggies.

10. Add this salad to any soup and crusty bread and you've got yourself a fantastic meal.

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