Wednesday, June 29, 2011

chopped salad

Alice Waters loves chopped salad.  
She has lots of chopped salad ideas in her book,
I love chopped salads especially
in the summer when all is fresh.
I have made this Chopped Tomato Feta Salad
(not an Alice Waters recipe but I think she would approve)
two times this week.  

Chopped Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

        about a pint of halved or quartered cherry tomatoes
        1 medium field cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and diced to about 1/2-inch
        1/2 of a medium red onion, diced
        1/2 cup crumbled feta
        1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
        1 tbsp  red wine vinegar
        1/2 tsp turbinado sugar
        2 tbsp olive oil
        1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
        1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste

    .    Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, basil and feta cheese.  Toss to mix.
    .    Whisk olive oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper and salt in  small bowl.  Taste dressing and adjust seasonings if necessary.
    .    Drizzle dressing over salad, whisking as you go.  Toss salad to coat evenly with dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings.  Serve immediately, or allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes for the cucumbers to soften and the flavors to blend.
Serves 4 as a healthy side portion.

I did not make dressing separately.  I just added dressing ingredients straight into salad.

recipe + photo found here.

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