Each week, we'll cook the finalist recipes for the Cookbook Contest and show you a slideshow of the dish being made. To give you an example, this salad by Adele Hagen was a finalist in one of our test rounds.
Our ingredients: The red onion is huge, so we decided to use a scant half of it.
Soaking the onions for 10 minutes takes away some of the bite- and prevents dragon breath.
Our olives looked big, so we halved them. Up to you!
Notice: Merrill's working, Amanda's eating. Typical.
Assembly stage. We found that to maintain the integrity of the feta, it was best to toss the rest of the ingredients, then crumble it over the top.