Tomato Feta salad

Mediterranean Tomato-Feta Salad|How to make

Mediterranean Tomato-Feta Salad is a deliciously flavor packed tomato salad, made with fresh herbs, feta cheese and a citrusy dressing.

This tomato-feta salad can be served as an entire meal in itself or as a side to your lunch or dinner menu.

Tomato Feta salad
Mediterranean Tomato Feta Salad

Do you love tomatoes?

If you do, then this is a perfect salad to try out this summer.

The weather is getting warmer, which means fresh ripe juicy tomatoes are in plenty.Be it from your own little kitchen garden or store bought, no better time than during these hot months, to use tomatoes in our menu. Fragrant, plump, juicy tomatoes can’t be beat! You can them fresh or add them in your salads, they taste great either way.

What goes into making this Tomato- Feta salad?

Tomatoes

For our Tomato -Feta salad, I used homegrown Roma tomatoes. You are welcome to use any tomato of your choice.Heirloom tomatoes or Tomatoes on the vine, also taste great in this recipe.

Depending on the amount of salad you can use 6-8 ripe, fragrant and juicy tomatoes.

Fresh Herbs

Parsley and Dill are commonly used herbs in any Mediterranean salad. But if you find the taste too strong, you may substitute with fresh mint or basil.

For this recipe, I used almost a cupful of each herb-parsley, dill and mint.

Onion

Red onion always add flavor to the salad.Cut them in thin slices, preferably half-moon shaped for that crunchy bite amidst the softer texture of tomatoes.With a citrusy dressing, it is a win-win.

Garlic

The flavor induced by minced garlic in any recipe cannot be missed, so it is with this Tomato-Feta salad recipe.Adding 2-3 garlic cloves minced fine, adds to the flavor.

Seasoning

The usual seasoning ingredients for salad are used here Kosher salt and Black Pepper.

To give it a Mediterranean flavor, a big dash of sumac is added to the seasoning. This gives the salad a tangy taste.

Citrus Dressing

The citrusy dressing is made with the juice of 1 whole lemon and the addition of 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar.Not only does this citrusy dressing add brightness to the salad , it helps in taming the pungent taste of the onions in the salad.

To the above is added 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil.

Feta Cheese

If you brought home Feta blocks. then dice them into a 1/2 to 3/4 dice, crumbling it as little as possible. Sprinkle it on top .If you got crumbled feta, then gently fold it into the salad and serve at room temperature.


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How to make Mediterranean Tomato-Feta salad

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato wedges, thinly sliced onion, minced garlic and finely chopped fresh herbs.
  • Next season the above with kosher salt, black pepper and 2 teaspoons sumac.
  • Now add the citrusy dressing, which contains the juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar and 1/3 cup of extra-virgin oil, on top of the salad. Give the salad a good toss to combine.
  • Transfer to your salad bowl and add the feta blocks last before serving.This prevents the salad from tasting too salty with the addition of feta.
  • Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before you serve. this ensures a tasty well marinated tomato salad.

Mediterranean Tomato-Feta Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Tomato-Feta Salad|How to make

Mediterranean Tomato-Feta Salad|How to make

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: SALADSCuisine: Mediterranean
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Servings

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Calories

910

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Tomatoes

  • 1 large Red Onion fine sliced into half-moon shape

  • 2 -3 Cloves Garlic minced

  • 3/4 cup Parsley chopped

  • 3/4 cup Dill chopped

  • 3/4 cup Mint chopped

  • For Seasoning
  • Kosher salt to taste

  • Black Pepper to taste

  • 2 tsp Sumac

  • For the Citrusy Dressing
  • 1 Lemon juice

  • 2 tsp White Wine Vinegar

  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin olive Oil

Directions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato wedges, thinly sliced onion, minced garlic and finely chopped fresh herbs.
  • Next season the above with kosher salt, black pepper and 2 teaspoons sumac.
  • Now add the citrusy dressing, which contains the juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar and 1/3 cup of extra-virgin oil, on top of the salad. Give the salad a good toss to combine.
  • Transfer to your salad bowl and add the feta blocks last before serving.This prevents the salad from tasting too salty with the addition of feta.
  • Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before you serve. this ensures a tasty well marinated tomato salad.

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories910
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 75g 116%
    • Saturated Fat 10g 50%
  • Sodium 104mg 5%
  • Potassium 2789mg 80%
  • Total Carbohydrate 61g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
    • Sugars 27g
  • Protein 13g 26%

  • Vitamin A 282%
  • Vitamin C 326%
  • Calcium 36%
  • Iron 56%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How to ensure that this salad is a success?

The success of this Mediterranean Tomato -Feta salad depends solely on the star ingredient here, the tomatoes.

Make sure you use ripe tomatoes that are firm to touch, yet have a slight give to them.Overripe tomatoes don’t retain their shape and make the salad too watery.

If using homegrown tomatoes, like I did, you can take them fresh pff the vine and add it to your recipe. But, if you are at your local farmer’s market choosing tomatoes, then remember:

  • Avoid buying refrigerated tomatoes, as their skin peels off very easily when you are trying to cut them .Moreover, in the refrigerator, tomatoes stop ripening.
  • Look for tomatoes that have soft skin with no cracks in them.The skin should feel firm with a little give when you touch it.
  • If you can, try to smell the tomatoes where the stem was attached, it should smell sweet, if you picked the right tomato.

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FAQ’s

Is feta cheese in salad healthy?

Compared to other cheeses, it’s low in calories and fat. It also contains a high amount of B vitamins, phosphorus and calcium, which can benefit bone health. Additionally, feta contains beneficial bacteria and fatty acids.

What do you eat with feta?

Feta Crumbles are so versatile that you can use them to garnish pasta, watermelon, grapes, nuts, chickpeas, potatoes, salads, pizza, or eggs. It’s the perfect tangy touch to elevate any dish.

What goes with this Tomato Salad?

Is feta cheese the healthiest cheese?

Although feta is higher in sodium than other cheeses, it is lower in calories. Feta is a very nutritious cheese, with 100 g providing 337 mg of phosphorus, which is half of the 700 mg daily recommendation for adults of both sexes. Phosphorus and calcium are both important for bone and dental health.

How long does feta cheese last in the refrigerator?

Fridge
Feta block in brine (unopened)Sell-by + 2 – 4 weeks
Crumbled feta (unopened)Sell-by + 1 week
Feta leftovers (without brine)5 – 7 days
Feta leftovers (submerged in brine)4 weeks

The Bottom Line

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Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore
2 years ago

Yum I love Mediterranean salads! I just leave off the feta cheese. This one is a must try.

Danielle Ardizzone
2 years ago

Sounds like a great idea to take to a summer potluck!

Melissa Jones
2 years ago

What great tips!

Stephanie
2 years ago

5 stars
Looks great! I love using fresh veggies this time of year. I would sub in vegan feta (there are several great brands). Thanks for the ideas.

danielle nieman
2 years ago

Oh yum! I’m definitely trying this!

Maria Gustafsson
2 years ago

You had me at Feta!

Marianne
Marianne
2 years ago

Delicious! This is actually similar to what we had for dinner tonight! Perfectly fresh for summer!

Larissa Li
Larissa Li
2 years ago

This salad is so beautiful! I love that contrast of white with red. Makes me hungry!

Cecile
Cecile
2 years ago

This look delicious. Perfect refreshing salad for summer time.

Kristen W Allred
2 years ago

This is my type of food. I love fresh and healthy dishes!

Barbara
2 years ago

Yum! This looks excellent and refreshing!

Kristin
2 years ago

This looks so good. I bet the citrus adds a unique and fresh touch. I’m not used to that on the Mediterranean salads I’ve had!

Tiffany
Tiffany
2 years ago

This sounds so good! Perfect for a hot day!

Sabrina DeWalt
2 years ago

Mmmmmm! Tomatoes and feta are a great combination.

julie
2 years ago

your recipes look great and so many to choose from, love the salads

Terra Booth
2 years ago

With the heat wave I haven’t been wanting to cook very much or hungry but this post did it for me! This is the perfect summer salad and we can’t wait to try it! And again when my garden tomatoes are ready!