Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Greek Tomato and Feta Salad

Yum

Tomatoes are in season and it's such a beautiful thing!  I love growing them and even buying the varieties that I don't grow for such great prices.  

My daughter is holding a handful of tomatoes we grew and a few that we bought in the photo here. 

I wanted to come up with a fresh and tasty recipe to really highlight these tomatoes so I came up with this Greek Tomato and Feta Salad.    The tomatoes are so sweet and bursting with juice so the salty feta cheese made a great contrast.  

Of course I had to add some olives and jalapenos --two of my favorite salad ingredients!    The dressing is a creamy and tangy so it clings to each ingredient perfectly.  You can eat this salad as a side with any sandwich like a gyro, grilled meat or simply on it's own as a snack.  



Ingredients:
1 pound quartered tomatoes (any small variety of small tomatoes work great)
1/2 red onion finely diced
1/2 cup Greek olives (black, green and/or kalamata)
1 cucumber diced

1 jalapeno finely diced
1/2 cup of feta cheese crumbled


 

Creamy Greek Style Dressing
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup  Fresh lemon juice
1-2 cloves of grated garlic
1 Tbs of honey
2 Tbs of mayonnaise
1-2 tsp of red wine vinegar
salt and black pepper to taste


 Directions:  Prepare all salad ingredients.  Mix salad dressing. Pour enough dressing to coat all the salad ingredients.  Serve immediately or chill in the fridge.  I like it at room temperatures for the most flavor. Store remaining dressing in the fridge for use on salads later.  Enjoy.  



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6 comments:

  1. Wow, what a combination! I love greek salad, and yours looks delicious!

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  2. This looks so refreshing and my newlywed daughter would love this!

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  3. Tomatoes+olives+feta=one party in each mouthful!

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  4. Such a delicious way to enjoy summer's bounty of tomatoes!!!

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  5. Excellent light summer salad. I like that there is a feta, sometimes I instead of feta crumbs cottage cheese

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