Minted Feta And Cherry Tomato Salad

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Author Notes: Bright and herbal, perfect for a soup and salad night (like tonight!) This is a tasty salad but if you are having soup and salad you might want a lettuce based one too. Now listen - this is a salad, not a wedding cake, so you should taste as you go and adjust the amounts of everything to suit your preference. aargersi

Serves a good sized bowl of salad

  • 1/2 pound feta cheese broken into largish hunks
  • 1 & 1/2 pints mixed cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large handful of herbs, mix them up but mint should be well represented - I used spearmint, pineapple mint, lemon thyme and oregano.
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 large shallot
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  1. Mince the shallot and put it in a big bowl. Add a pinch of salt a couple grinds of pepper and the oil and vinegar. Chop the herbs and stir them in - add the feta and use a spatula and fold this all together gently so you don't break the feta up too much. This is heady stuff and you really want to let it marinate for at least a half an hour so don't get in a hurry.
  2. Halve the tomatoes. Fold them in. Zest half the lemon in and squeeze half the lemon juice - taste it and decide if you want the rest or not.
  3. Cover the whole salad and let it rest in the fridge or on countertop for another half hour or so, and you are ready to eat!
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over 2 years ago AntoniaJames

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I'm making this for lunch today!! ;o)

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over 2 years ago wssmom

I have been stuck in a mozzarella and tomato rut for WAY too long; en route to get feta now ....

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This would be wonderful with your lamb kebabs also!!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Just say feta and I'm there...especially with mint and tomatoes. Yum! I like your wedding cake comment. :)

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about 3 years ago drbabs

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I love this, abbie, but do you think you could let it rest at room temperature? I hate cold tomatoes.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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Yeah you definitly could - I have cold on the brain looking at the dang thermostat (it's only 97 right now though!) so I stuck it in the fridge ....

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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I updated the directions :-)

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about 3 years ago arielleclementine

love it! mint is the new basil!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Ha ha! I try to keep on the cutting edge (yeah, right :-) but our mint plants are doing great so there ya go!!!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

This is better than a cake!

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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This looks soooo good! My son loves feta cheese, and I have an enormous quantity of cherry tomatoes on hand. We're making this!! ;o)

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about 3 years ago aargersi

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Oh good I hope you like it! I just edited so it is clearer that it is one AND a half pints not one half pint of tomatoes :-)

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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Terrific salad, feta and tomato are wonderful together and the mint is a great addition.