Quick salad, prepared without thermal processing. Full of taste and freshness!

Here’s a recipe for a quick and flavorful salad that’s packed with taste and freshness, and best of all, it requires no thermal processing:

Recipe: Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Salad


– 2 cups mixed salad greens (such as lettuce, spinach, arugula)
– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
– 1 cucumber, diced
– 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
– 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
– 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
– 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
– 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, or mint), chopped for garnish (optional)


1. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad ingredients in the bowl.

4. Toss the salad gently to evenly coat the ingredients with the dressing.

5. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

6. Garnish the salad with fresh herbs, if desired.

7. Serve the Mediterranean salad immediately as a refreshing and nutritious side dish or light meal.

This Mediterranean salad is bursting with vibrant colors, bold flavors, and crisp textures. It’s a perfect dish for any occasion, from a quick lunch to a side dish at a dinner party. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, requiring no thermal processing, making it an ideal option for those hot summer days when you want something light and refreshing. Enjoy!


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