Feta Salads

Feta Salads

Feta is a pickled cheese made from sheep's milk or its mixture with goat's milk. The product is popular in Mediterranean countries. It has a delicate structure, pleasant salty taste. It combines with olives, olives, all kinds of vegetables and fruits, chicken breast meat and other ingredients. Often included in cold snacks. Feta salads can often be found in Greek, Italian, French cuisines. Due to the appetizing appearance and balanced taste, they are popular among our compatriots.

Cooking Features

Feta cheese gives vegetable salads satiety and unique savory notes. In combination with fruit, it successfully shades their taste, making it more expressive. This product creates a harmonious union with chicken breast meat, which in itself may seem too fresh to someone, as well as with seafood. It can be included in almost any snack, and its taste will not be spoiled. However, in order for the feta salad to look beautiful and you want to eat it, you need to know a few things.

  • Classic feta is stored in brine and may be too salty and spicy. If you want to make it more delicate, it is enough to dip the cheese for some time in clean water.
  • If you did not soak the feta before preparing a snack, reduce the amount of spices and salt, the latter can be completely excluded from the recipe.
  • When choosing how to season a salad with feta cheese, give preference to the mixtures of herbs popular in Mediterranean countries - Provencal, Italian. It would not be a mistake to add basil, rosemary, oregano, mint.
  • Feta cheese is very soft, so it is added to salads, cut into large chunks. Most often, these are cubes of 1-1, 5 cm in size, but sometimes feta is cut into rectangles, triangles, large layers or small pieces of arbitrary shape. For some salads, feta knead with a fork.
  • If you add feta to a salad before mixing the ingredients, it will soften, making the appetizer less appetizing. Fetas are usually placed on top, pouring a small amount of the remaining sauce or olive oil.
  • Vegetables and other foods in salads, where one of the main ingredients is feta, are usually also coarsely chopped. But there are exceptions. When preparing a snack, you need to pay attention to the recommendations accompanying a particular recipe.

Feta cheese salad can be served not only as a separate snack, but also instead of a side dish for poultry meat, fish and seafood.

Greek Salad


  • Bulgarian pepper - 0, 4 kg;
  • fresh cucumbers - 0, 3 kg;
  • cherry tomatoes - 0, 25 kg;
  • pitted olives - 100 g;
  • red onion - 75 g;
  • feta - 0, 2 kg;
  • wine vinegar (6 percent) - 60 ml;
  • olive oil - 120 ml;
  • dried oregano - 5 g;
  • salt, black pepper powder - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash vegetables, pat dry.
  • Peppers from seeds, cut into squares with a face length of about 1 cm.
  • For cucumbers, cut off the tips, cut the fruits into cubes of the same size as the pieces of pepper.
  • Cut the olives across into 3 parts.
  • Free the onions from the husk, cut into small rings.
  • Cut tomatoes into halves.
  • Put the sliced ​​vegetables in a bowl, sprinkle them with oregano and pepper.
  • In a separate container, mix vinegar and oil, pour about 150 ml of dressing into a bowl of vegetables, and mix.
  • Transfer the snack to a bowl or bowl.
  • Cut the cheese into cubes, spread out on top, pour the remaining dressing.

Salad, which our compatriots call “Greek”, in Greece itself is called “Rural”, and all hostesses make it to their taste. There is no single recipe for snacks; above is one of its most popular options.

Egyptian Salad


  • fresh cucumbers - 0, 2 kg;
  • red onion - 100 g;
  • feta cheese - 0, 2 kg;
  • mint - 20 g;
  • fresh parsley - 20 g;
  • fresh dill - 20 g;
  • lemon - 0, 5 pcs .;
  • olive oil - 60 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash the cucumbers, cut off the tips. Cut cucumbers into thin semicircles or small cubes - about half a centimeter or a bit more.
  • Peel the onions. If you have cucumbers cut into semicircles, cut the onion into half rings. If the cucumber is cut into cubes, onions should be chopped in a similar way.
  • Put the cheese in a bowl, crumble with a fork, transfer cucumbers and onions to it.
  • Wash the greens, shake them off, finely chop the leaves with a knife, without touching the stems.
  • Spread chopped greens to vegetables and feta.
  • In a separate container, squeeze the lemon juice and mix it with olive oil.
  • Add dressing to other products, mix. Salt and pepper is not necessary.

The feta cheese salad made according to this recipe has a refreshing taste. They will be pleased to be treated in the heat.

Fruit salad with feta cheese


  • feta cheese - 0, 2 kg;
  • pomegranate - 2 pcs .;
  • pink grapefruit - 150 g;
  • orange - 150 g;
  • pears - 0, 3 kg;
  • iceberg lettuce or similar (headed) - 0, 2 kg;
  • leaf lettuce - 100 g;
  • arugula - 100 g;
  • cashews - 50 g;
  • honey - 20 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash fruits and all kinds of lettuce, let them dry.
  • Remove grain from pomegranates. Squeeze the juice out of half.
  • Mix pomegranate juice with honey melted to a liquid state - this will be a dressing.
  • Peel the grapefruit and orange, divide into slices. Remove white films, bones. Pulp break into small pieces.
  • Peel pears, chop pear pulp into medium-sized slices.
  • Coarsely chop arugula and lettuce, mix them with pieces of grapefruit and orange.
  • Fork crumble cheese with a fork, half put it to the fruit and salad.
  • Add a dressing, mix.
  • Tear up lettuce, place it on the dish.
  • Spread pear slices. Put a mixture of salads, citrus fruits and cheese on top.
  • Put the remaining cheese on the salad, sprinkle with chopped nuts and pomegranate seeds.

The salad prepared according to this recipe has an unusual but harmonious taste that looks elegant. This treat can be prepared for the festive table.

Salad with feta cheese, chicken and beans


  • chicken breast fillet - 0, 2 kg;
  • canned white beans - 150 g;
  • Bulgarian pepper - 0, 2 kg;
  • red onion - 100 g;
  • butter - 50 g;
  • chili pepper - 1 pc .;
  • olive oil - 40 ml;
  • lemon juice - 20 ml;
  • leaf lettuce - 100 g;
  • spices for chicken, parsley and basil - to taste;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • cherry tomatoes - 0, 2 kg;
  • feta cheese - 0, 2 kg.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash chicken breast, dry it with a napkin, rub with spices and leave for 15-20 minutes. Cut into small pieces and fry until cooked in butter. Put on a plate, cool.
  • Peel sweet pepper, cut into large quarters of rings.
  • Remove the seeds and partitions from the hot pepper, cut its flesh as small as possible.
  • Finely chop the garlic cloves with a knife.
  • Fold the fried chicken fillet, both types of pepper, onion and garlic into thin half-rings in a large bowl.
  • Add finely chopped greens to the products.
  • Open a jar of beans, drain the liquid from it. Transfer the beans to other ingredients.
  • In a separate container, mix lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Tear up the salad. Put on a dish.
  • Top with a mixture of chicken, beans and vegetables.
  • Top with the halves of the tomatoes and diced feta cheese. Pour over cooked sauce.

Snack on this recipe is easy, but satisfying. Fried chicken in the recipe of this dish can be replaced with boiled. This version of the salad will appeal to supporters of a healthy diet.

Potato salad with olives and feta cheese


  • potatoes - 0, 7 kg;
  • tomatoes - 0, 3 kg;
  • sweet pepper - 0, 4 kg;
  • pitted olives - 0, 2 kg;
  • feta cheese - 0, 2 kg;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • salt, pepper - to taste;
  • grape vinegar (6%) - 40 ml;
  • olive oil - 40 ml;
  • Dijon mustard - 20 ml;
  • fresh greens - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Boil the potatoes in a uniform, cool, cut into small cubes, fold into a bowl.
  • Cut the tomatoes into large cubes. Add to potatoes.
  • Pepper, cleared of seeds, cut into quarters rings, put to the tomatoes and potatoes.
  • Pour whole pitted olives into a bowl of vegetables.
  • In a separate container, combine garlic, mustard oil and vinegar passed through the press. Season the salad with the resulting sauce; put it in the dish.
  • Crumble the fork with a fork, pour it on top.

It remains to decorate the appetizer with greens and serve. It turns out nourishing, has a moderately spicy taste.

How to decorate a salad with feta cheese

Feta cheese salads are rarely flaky. In their composition is dominated by fresh vegetables or fruits. It lays its mark on the design of these snacks when serving. You can offer a few ideas on how to decorate the salad with feta.

  • A salad with feta cheese will look more elegant and richer if you put it on a dish covered with salad leaves.
  • Perfect greenery for feta salad. Appetizer can be decorated with chopped greens or whole leaves, even sprigs.
  • Feta cheese salads are often sprinkled with nuts, berries, sunflower, pumpkin or sesame seeds.
  • The composition of the salad with feta often includes cherry tomatoes, olives, olives, quail eggs. Their halves can be expanded around the perimeter of the snack, making it look more presentable.

Feta cheese itself can serve as a decoration for a snack, if cut into curly pieces and spread out on top.

Feta cheese salads are popular with almost everyone. Especially often they are cooked in the summer when the vegetables, usually included in the composition of such snacks, are most accessible. Feta adds savory notes to the dishes, making them more refined and satisfying.

Comments (0)