Make Ahead

Minted Feta And Cherry Tomato Salad

August 15, 2011
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
In This Recipe
  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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