It's time for another month's edition of the Secret Recipe Club! This month my secret partner was Itzy's Kitchen. I fell in love with her recipe for Lighter Panzanella Salad - it seemed like the perfect way to enjoy summer produce. The combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, and cantaloupe is amazing - some sweetness, some crunch, and lots of flavor. Along with crispy croutons, salty cheese, and acid from the vinegar, this salad has perfect balance! I used a favorite cheese of mine, Bulgarian feta - it's a little wetter and creamier than normal feta - but any creamy cheese would be fantastic in this salad. I'm soaking up all the summer flavors I can before fall arrives for real, and this salad was the perfect way to do it - thanks Erica!
Summer Salad with Cucumber, Cantaloupe, and Tomatoes (adapted from Itzy's Kitchen, original recipe here)
1 medium tomato, cored and cubed
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1/3 cup cubed cantaloupe
1 handful croutons
Crumbled Bulgarian feta cheese (or another feta)
Toss together the tomato, cucumber, cantaloupe, and croutons. Drizzle with oil and vinegar and toss again. Let sit about 5 minutes for the flavors to combine, and then top with crumbled feta cheese.