Healthy Snack Wednesday: Homegrown Veggie Salad w/ Mint

My eating has gone to new limits lately. With blogger events like Lil Vinny’s Dinner, and Local 149 brunch (I’ll post about that soon), I have been consuming entirely too much indulgent food too often. Healthy Snack Wednesday could not have come sooner!

This year, on our tiny patio garden, we were able to grow tomatoes, habaneros and bell peppers. That statement is somewhat understating what we grew. These vegetables are fabulous! I guess its kind of like a dog, when it is yours, it is always the cutest. Well, we grew these vegetables, and they are the best I have eaten.

Whenever you have vegetables this good, you really want to showcase their flavor, not hide it in a heavy recipe loaded with spices and anything else. I collected some fresh mint from our neighbor’s garden (with permission of course) and my snack was making itself!

Homegrown Veggie Salad


  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint (washed and torn)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes (cut into chunks)
  • 1 bell pepper (sliced)
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 lime
  • crumbled feta cheese


  • Pour olive oil into a sealable container
  • Add mint leaves to oil and let sit, covered, for at least 1 hour
  • Place tomato and bell peppers on a plate
  • Sprinkle with the desired amount of feta cheese
  • Sprinkle veggies with salt and pepper to taste
  • Squeeze lime over salad
  • Drizzle desired amount of mint oil on salad (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Enjoy and feel the healthiness!

5 Replies to “Healthy Snack Wednesday: Homegrown Veggie Salad w/ Mint”

  1. I agree with you re: the analogy of veggies and dogs. 🙂 I’m sad I didn’t do any container gardening this year. It’s definitely a pain to figure out when you want to travel, but I especially miss homegrown tomatoes.

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