This salad paired with a pita and humus make a perfect light lunch for a hot August day. As always, be sure to adjust the seasonings to your taste.


2 heaping tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
1 T lemon juice
2 T parsley leaves, finely chopped
½ t oregano
¼-½ t garlic powder
½ t black pepper
¼ t salt
1 cup cucumber, cubed no smaller than ¼ inch pieces
6-8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
½ sweet bell pepper, cubed no smaller than ¼ inch pieces (for a spicier salad, replace the sweet pepper with 1-2 jalapenos) 

Combine yogurt, lemon juice, parsley and seasonings in a bowl. Mix until well combined. Add in the vegetables and stir gently to evenly coat. Take a bite and if it seems bland, add another splash of lemon juice and dash of black pepper or cayenne pepper for spice.