My recipe this week is a killer summer salad which is easy to make and full of flavor. My Killer Tomato and Artichoke Salad will please family and friends.


4 large tomatoes

1/2 red onion

30 Kalamata pitted olives

1 and a 1/2 12oz jar Marinated Artichokes

10 fresh basil leaves

2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp  Olive oil

1 Tbsp white wine

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 C Feta crumbled cheese

salt and pepper to taste


Quarter the tomatoes, and scoop out the seeds. Cut the tomatoes into bite size pieces.

Slice the Kalamata olives in half.

Slice the red onion into thin rounds and then in half.

Chop the basil leaves.

Drain the juice from the jar of artichokes, cut any large pieces in half.

Pour the preceding items into a large bowl.

Add a dash of salt and ground pepper

In a small bowl mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wine, and Italian dressing. Add dressing to contents of large bowl and gently mix.

Add the feta cheese and gently mix.

That’s all there is to it. You just made a super good fresh salad perfect for that summer BBQ dinner.


I made the Killer Tomato and Artichoke salad for a beach dinner a week ago and even the kids liked it.  So, I decided to serve it to my family on the 4th along with blue cheese burgers and chips.

But, even better, Kacy invited us and the neighbors to her house for a pot luck 4th of July BBQ.   That gave me the chance to try the recipe with a different group of people.  I can tell you that everyone who tried my salad loved it! And the only people who didn’t try the salad were those who don’t like tomatoes in the first place.

So, tip one, this salad is super easy and killer good.  Tip two, make a small green salad for the one or two in your group who don’t like tomatoes.  There should be nothing but smiles around your table.


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