Make Ahead

Minted Feta And Cherry Tomato Salad

August 15, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves a good sized bowl of salad
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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Recipe by: aargersi

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11 Reviews

AntoniaJames July 3, 2012
I'm making this for lunch today!! ;o)
wssmom July 1, 2012
I have been stuck in a mozzarella and tomato rut for WAY too long; en route to get feta now ....
BlueKaleRoad August 16, 2011
Just say feta and I'm there...especially with mint and tomatoes. Yum! I like your wedding cake comment. :)
drbabs August 16, 2011
I love this, abbie, but do you think you could let it rest at room temperature? I hate cold tomatoes.
aargersi August 16, 2011
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 ....
aargersi August 16, 2011
I updated the directions :-)
arielleclementine August 16, 2011
love it! mint is the new basil!
aargersi August 16, 2011
Ha ha! I try to keep on the cutting edge (yeah, right :-) but our mint plants are doing great so there ya go!!!
Sagegreen August 15, 2011
This is better than a cake!
AntoniaJames August 15, 2011
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)
aargersi August 16, 2011
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 :-)