(Recipe can be found on Racheael Ray’s site here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
Mediterranean Salad comes together in no time with these ingredients: a pint of Grape Tomatoes, Red Wine Vinegar, about 8 ounces of Feta cheese, 1 Cucumber, Fresh Oregano, Kalamata Olives (about 1/2 cup), Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and Salt & Pepper (sorry, S&P were were a little camera shy).
There’s a good amount of chopping to be done. I started with rinsing and drying a pint of grape. Then each tomato is sliced in half length-wise.
The cucumber was next. I started off by peeling the cucumber and cutting off the two ends.
I sliced the cucumber in half length-wise and used a soup spoon to scooop out the seeds.
Then I sliced each half length-wise into about 3 or 4 segments and then diced the cucumbers as you’ll see above.
Next it’s time for the Feta. My mom gave me a block of Feta that was about 14 ounces, so I cut the block into about half so I’d have 7-8 ounces of cheese. Then I cut the cheese into cubes. Yum! And I know just what I’ll be making with the rest of the Feta: Fried Couscous Salad
I rinsed off a handful of fresh oregano and dried it. Then I removed the leaves from the stems and chopped up about 1 1/2 tablespoons of oregano. Oh it smelled so, so good!
I drained 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives and then sliced each olive in half.
I placed all of the ingredients to a large bowl and then added 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar and 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil to the veggies and cheese.
Then just mix everything together and season with salt and pepper to taste. So fresh and delicious! This makes about 6 servings and should be served at room temperature. Easy and healthy, this salad will be making another appearance in my kitchen soon.
Makes 6 Servings
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2cup pitted olives, halved
8 ounces feta, cut into cubes
1 1/2tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1. In large bowl, gently mix all ingredients; season.
2. Serve at room temperature.