Summer Vegetable Salad

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Our garden is finally producing enough vegetables to keep me from having to buy produce at the store.  I love being able to pick what I need and fresh picked veggies taste better than store bought any day!

Right now we have a bunch of summer squash (as always), cucumber, and peppers.  I initially came up with this recipe as a side dish, but as dinner came together I decided to throw everything together and it came out great.  Feel free to substitute any protein for the pork or serve just the veggies as a refreshing side dish.

Summer Vegetable Salad


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 Anaheim pepper (or other semi-spicy pepper)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove - grated
  • 4 small pork chops
  • 4 ounces whole grain pasta
  • Seasoned Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Slice all vegetables very thin. If you have a good mandolin slicer that would work well. I just use a sharp knife and patience.
  2. Combine vegetables in large bowl and season liberally with seasoned salt and pepper.
  3. Combine oil, vinegar and garlic and shake until combined. Pour over vegetable mixture in large bowl.
  4. While vegetables marinade heat grill over high heat.
  5. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and grill 6 minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.
  6. While pork chops are cooking boil water and cook pasta to package directions. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to stop cooking and cool off. Stir into vegetable mixture.
  7. Chop pork and add to the vegetable and pasta mixture.
  8. Enjoy!
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  2. This looks so yummy. I can use some of the veggies from my garden for this salad. Definitely going to have to try it out. Thanks for sharing

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