The Return of Meatless Monday

It has been so long since I sat down to write a Meatless Monday post I can’t even remember the last time I posted one.  This weekend, I had one of my most favorite salads from childhood. It is the easiest salad to make, and it is really delicious. With this being the first weekend in October (and what really felt like the first weekend of fall) it really felt like my last opportunity to really get amazing tomatoes and sweet corn from the Farmer’s Market.

When I was a kid my mom struggled to get me to eat salads, because I hated lettuce. It didn’t matter if it was in a salad or on a burger; I pitched a fit and refused to eat it. To get around that during the summer months my mom would often make a salad that was simply tomatoes, cucumber, corn, and onions marinated in Italian dressing.

I loved it so much, but as an adult I totally forgot about it until this summer. One night I was on the phone complaining to my mom that I was hungry, but did not want to cook. She of course suggested a salad, which led to me complaining that there is never a solid lettuce to good stuff ratio. Confession: I still don’t love lettuce – I’ll eat it, but only in small quantities.  So it was great to rediscover this salad, and I definitely ate it a lot this summer.

The best part about this, and really all salads, is that you don’t have to worry about amounts. You can simply make as much as you are hungry for.


  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • Corn
  • Italian Dressing



  • Remove the corn from the cob
  • Chop cucumber, tomato, and onion
  • Dress with Italian dressing and let marinade in the refrigerator for one hour