Greek Feta Summer Salad

My husband will tell you – I get on these little food kicks. I decide I love something, I eat it and eat it and eat it until I hate it. Right now one of those food kicks is Feta cheese. I’ve been known to head into the grocery store, plunk down a couple containers on the conveyor belt, go home and eat big ‘ol hunks of it at a time. Sure, maybe it’s not the BEST habit I could have gotten myself into. But it’s definitely not the worst either. While it may be high-ish in sodium, it’s also high in protein. And when you aren’t eating bread and wheat, high protein is GOOD. My husband will also tell you that I’m VERY good at justifying things ;)
 
Anyway, being on this kick, I knew I needed to make a summer salad with this to, you know, justify the amount I’ve been buying. So I thought I’d try my hand at one of those Greek-type salads with the tangy/sweet dressing. I know this salad is often made with olives. I, however, think olives taste like bung hole so I’ve omitted them. If you love them, they could be an excellent addition to this though. Same with pasta. If you have a favourite type of pasta and want to add it in, I think it would be super delicious! If you plan to do that though, I’d recommend doubling the dressing for this. Pasta tends to absorb a lot.
 
Greek Feta Salad Recipe
 
Greek Feta Salad Recipe

Greek Feta Salad

– 2 large ripened tomatoes
– 1/2 large English cucumber
– 1 chunk of Feta cheese (the piece I used was about 1.5 inches square)
– 1/4 of a small red onion (optional)
– 8 fresh Basil leaves
– 1 sprig fresh Oregano
– 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
– 1 Tsp honey
– 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste

– Dice Tomatoes, cucumbers and onion into small, bite-sized pieces and place into a medium sized bowl. Finely chop the fresh basil and oregano and add into bowl. Crumble in feta cheese. Drizzle in the white wine vinegar, honey and olive oil. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Toss all ingredients together lightly and serve chilled as a side with your favorite BBQ’ed meal!

 

Recipe for Greek Feta Salad

 
Do you have a favorite cool summer salad that you like to make this time of year?

7 thoughts on “Greek Feta Summer Salad

  1. dixya| food, pleasure, and health

    i do the same thing with new ingredient then get burnt out – lately its all about goat cheese for. I need to bring feta, watermelon, and cucumbers into my life. On a different note, i am new to your blog and fell in love with your photography :) looking forward to read more.

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  2. Stephanie @ Eat My Tortes

    I just stumbled on your blog and your photos are gorgeous! I love greek salad and always make it in the summer. I had a similar obsession when I discovered goat’s feta–SO.GOOD. And I don’t even eat that much dairy, so it was pretty bizarre! I love panzanella and herb-y salads with pulses and beans for summer–they’re really fresh but also filling.

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    1. Danielle Post author

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie! Just checked out your blog – gorgeous photography as well! Looking forward to following along! :)

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  3. Tasos

    I too have just stumbled upon your blog, and was first taken by the sumptuous photographic content of your “Greek Feta Summer Salad” page. I’ve bookmarked your blog (on my phablet and laptop) with plans in the future for frequent and much more thorough exploration. Well done!

    We’ve gotten into the year-round habit of enjoying a very basic side salad of salt, pepper, parsley , oregano, olive oil and wine vinegar dressed fresh, vine ripened tomatoes and red onion salad, year-round with our evening meals, which we may (or not) adorn with any of the following; feta, Kalamata olives, pickled pepperoncini (small seeded or rings of a larger one), seeded and cubed cucumber, fresh mint ribbons, watermelon. We may occasionally combine one or two of the aforementioned ingredients, or pair our little salad with warm pita bread slices or crusty French bread, depending on the content of our main entrĂ©e, and/or how simple or complex in may be. Kali’ oreksi, Danielle! (o: – Tasos (greater Chicago, IL)

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