Feta Cheese Salad is another recipe from Olives, Lemon and Za’atar. This is definitely a dish that is right up my alley! It’s a great compliment to any piece of chicken or lamb. Lay off the onions if you don’t like them…it won’t mess too much with the overall flavor of the dish.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 15 min.
1 pound of feta cheese, cut into 1/2 in. cubes (please splurge on GOOD feta for this)
8 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 c. fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 1/2 lemons or to taste
Sea salt to taste
1 smal red onion, sliced into thin rings, optional
Preparing Feta Cheese Salad:
In a medium serving bowl, combine the feta and tomatoes with oregano and red pepper flakes. Stir in oil, lemon juice and salt. Gently toss to combine. Taste and adjust the lemon juice, oil and salt to taste.
If you are buying crumbled feta in a plastic container, make another dish. In order for this to be as good as it is supposed to be, you really need some GOOD QUALITY feta! It’s worth it. I promise.
The options for feta cheese salad are endless. A few of my favorite ideas are 1) as a side dish to chicken kabobs 2) in a piece of warm pita bread 3) over lettuce to make a more “traditional” salad and topped with chicken kabobs…this is actually the best way, in my opinion!