Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad


Our gourmet group met this week...I was going to be out of town all day and requested something quick and easy.  (I got home 45 minutes before we needed to be there!)  It worked out, the hostess found a Mediterranean salad recipe that was perfect for the menu.

There couldn't have been a better recipe...it was flavor packed and simple to do!  A great summer salad.  I had the leftovers on cottage cheese for lunch.  It was delicious.

Cucumber, Tomato and Feta Salad
Bon Appetit, June 2011

Serves 8

6 cups coarsely chopped English cucumber (about 2 pounds)
2 large tomatoes (about 1 pound) coarsely chopped
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 cup pitted, halved Kalamata olives
1 7-oz package feta, crumbled, divided
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, olives, half of the feta, and mint in a large bowl.  Whisk oil and lemon juice in a small bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper.  Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle remaining half of feta over and serve.

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How easy was that?  It was colorful, flavorful and simple!!

I am sharing at On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable.


10 comments:

  1. Yum,yum--this salad has everything in it that I love!

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  2. Very fresh and delicious looking Kate! And you even had the time to snap a picture, wow!

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  3. What a thoughtful hostess. She came up with a winner for you. Love your photo.

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  4. Hi Kate!
    I found your blog at Jam Hands and so glad I did! Sending your blog to my mom who cooks for other people every week and is always looking for ideas.
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  5. I can see how this would work beautifully:-)

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  6. Yummm! I do like this salad. I must make it soon as I still have tomoatoes from the garden and a nice cucumber in the refrigerator.

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  7. Oh ya! My favorite, combined together ~ and Kate, I love your photos! Makes this all the more inviting. xoxo ~m

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  8. I have a similar salad that is a go-to. I always forget the mint. I'm making a note.
    Sam

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  9. Kate, you just wonderfully gave me a great idea for what to make for dinner . . . wanting a salad with the fresh veggies in my frig before I leave for two weeks. This is PERFECT!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment and visit!

    Roz

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