Mir's Salad

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

People have recently mistaken my salads for salsa or even the start of a gazpacho. I only get a little offended because I know I make some pretty funky salads. Most of the time they don't actually have any lettuce and they almost always have something that you wouldn't normally expect like a nectarine, fresh mint, or mango.

This recipe is the most recent of my salad creations. I love these types of salads because I strongly believe you can put just about any fresh ingredient in something like this and it will still be delicious! Be my guest and try out my theory! Go ahead, add something weird!

Mir's Salad

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters and halves

  • 4 large tomatoes, cubed

  • 1 large or 2 small zucchini or squash, diced

  • 1 red onion, diced and iced

  • 1 cucumber, cubed

  • 1 nectarine, cubed

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste


  1. Chop all veggies, but leave the red onion separated. They can be cut into larger or smaller cubes, depending on how chunky you want your salad to be! I cut 2 cups of cherry tomatoes in half and 2 cups into quarters. I diced the regular tomatoes, cucumber, and nectarine to about 1/2 inch cubes and I diced the zucchini squash and red onion to smaller 1/4 inch cubes.

  2. Put the red onion in a cup of ice water for about 10-15 minutes to make it a bit less strong.

  3. Mix cut veggies, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in serving bowl.


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