This is a super speedy salad that was put together on a very muggy hot day at the weekend. Apologies for the lack of food and prop styling, but this was not a planned recipe, more a spur of the moment iPhone snap. Nevertheless as it tasted so fine I wanted to share it.
I find feta cheese one of the most refreshing things to eat when you’re wilting in the heat. It takes me away from the sweaty capital and reminds me instead of more preferable balmy evenings in Greece.
It’s pretty mellow and milky with a tangy salty edge, so ideal matched with punchy flavours. In this case sun blush tomatoes but there are a lot of possibilities out there for pairing it with mega fresh things like watermelon or mango. Do you have a favourite?
I simply chopped and assembled my salad veg, finishing off with a scattering of chilli coated seeds and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Lots of crunch and flavour going on… perfect for a lunchtime salad fix when it’s too hot to faff about in the kitchen.
Feta and sunblush tomato salad
Prep time: 5 minutes
Salad leaves – I used beetroot greens and baby spinach
Red and Orange Peppers, sliced
Small handful of feta cubes
1 tbsp sunblush tomatoes
Chilli coated seeds (in a pot from Tesco)
To make it prepare your salad vegetables and arrange in a bowl, then scatter with feta cubes, sun blush tomatoes, chilli seeds and a little balsamic vinegar.
Fancy some more Feta?! Then why not check out these tasty ideas from some of my friends…
- Helen’s punchy Chickpea, Feta, Caper and Watercress Salad
- Michelle’s unbelievably scoffable Htipiti – feta mashed up into a dip with roasted peppers… ooh yes please!
- Jac’s pretty Fig, Beetroot and Feta Salad
- Laura’s hearty White Bean Salad with a Spiced Lemon and Rosemary Dressing
- Nazima’s review of Foil Baked Feta sounds like a very tasty but achievable idea
- Urvashi’s jar of Feta with Charmoulla sounds heavenly – especially served on crackers with red wine!
- And finally Emily’s Tomato Chickpea Pasta with Capers and Feta for added zing!
This month’s Speedy Suppers, a blogging event I host jointly with my friend Sarah Trivuncic of Maison Cupcake fame, has a seasonal theme of salads. So I hereby enter this ridiculously quick and easy recipe into the mix. Have you made a tasty salad this month? Please come and share it with us, as it’s great to get inspiration!
It’s also paying a visit to new vegetarian blogging event, Eat Your Greens, set up by Allotment 2 Kitchen