Rustic Salad with Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes & Chilies

Rustic Salad with Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes & Chilies

2 small red onions, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 serrano chilies, seeded and chopped

3 ribs of celery, or the hearts of celery with leaves, chopped

1 small cucumber (persian or japanese), peeled, halved long ways and sliced

12 or so good size cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on their size

2 cloves garlic, minced (don’t be afraid, it won’t be overwhelming)

a generous bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped (about a hand full)

a generous bunch of fresh flat leaf/Italian parsley, chopped (about a hand full)

In a bowl, mix together the chopped onions, peppers, chilies, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic, mint and parsley.  Add olive oil and lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

3 or 4 tablespoons good olive oil

freshly squeezed just of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

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