Monday, May 7, 2012

Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad Recipe

This week for Sunday lunch at Nana's I brought a Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad.   It's a recipe I've known for years that has been adapted from a Barefoot Contessa recipe.  Love her by the way!!  I say "known" rather than "had" because I don't really know if I even have the recipe in print anymore.  The great thing about this one is that you can't really mess it up.  Is is so simple to double or triple and people almost always love it and want your recipe.  My other favorite about this go to recipe is that it is best served at room temperature so it makes your life easier whether you are hosting at your home or bringing it along to a party (or Sunday lunch).

Tomato Feta Salad
2 pints cherry tomatoes (if you have the options of different colors go with that!  so pretty!)
2 small containers of BLOCK feta cheese
1 small red onion- small dice
1 bundle of basil
1 bundle of parsley
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar (or champagne vinegar if you can get your hands on it)
kosher salt and pepper to taste

Cut feta into cubes.  I usually do fairly large chunks.  1/2 to 1 inch.  Half tomatoes.  Chop herbs. Mix it all together being careful not to break up your feta.  That simple!! 

This one is usually better to make ahead.  Make it in the morning and put it in the refrigerator.  Let it come to room temperature before serving.  It looks beautiful in a trifle bowl.
This is a perfect recipe for summer parties when the tomatoes are delicious and abundant.

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  1. I love this idea for a summer salad. I just pinned it. I am visiting form Meatless Mondays and am now following you on Linky Followers. I would so love a visit and maybe a follow back.

  2. Yum, this looks delicious! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I'd love to have you join the party.

  3. I really want to eat this. It's a bit before lunch and now feel exceptionally hungry. Yum..I also have the urge to have a picnic all of a sudden.

    I'd love it if you could share this at my monthly celebration of the outdoors link party!


  4. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it.... Would love for you to share at my linky party!

    Have a great week!

  5. What a perfect salad for summer! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  6. Wow...this look delish! Bring on summer and all the wonderful salads!

  7. I hoped over from Rock and Share to get this yummy sounding recipe. I am a new follower. Patsy

  8. Cool and yummy salad. Thanks for the very pretty pictures.

  9. This is one of my favorites! My mom makes it and I love it!

  10. I do this same Barefoot Contessa recipe, love it! So summery.


  11. That looks so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  12. This looks amazing! I just bought some feta (one of my favorite cheeses) and I have fresh basil in the garden. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at Simply Sensational Tuesday - I'm featuring your post tomorrow! :)

  13. What an excellent looking salad! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  14. looks super yummy! can't wait to try this one out! featuring this today on our facebook page! ;)

  15. Oh wow! That looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!
    @ Creatively Living

  16. It looks so fresh and pretty! And sounds delicious!

  17. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  18. nom nom nom!! Yummy! Thanks for linking up last week! Im featuring you today :)

  19. fabulous!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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