Friday, July 4, 2014

Salad Recipe

Yeah I know, I am taking a break but couldn’t resist sharing this. Made it years ago and then somehow forgot it. Happen to have some feta left over in the fridge.

Warm tomato-feta salad

Jan 1, 1995 Chatelaine
4 to 6 servings
Roberto Caruso
Roberto Caruso


  • 8  whole tomatoes, ripe but firm
  • 1 to 2 tbsp ( 15 to 30 mL) olive oil
  • 1  head romaine lettuce
  • 2  whole green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup ( 75 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp ( 45 mL) balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3  minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL) dried leaf oregano
  • generous pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ( 250 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup ( 50 mL) finely chopped fresh basil (optional)
If you like Greek salad, you’ll adore this version in which warm barbecued tomatoes slightly melt the feta. It makes a stylish vegetarian entrée.


  • Preheat barbecue and lightly oil grill. Place whole tomatoes on grill. Do not core tomatoes. Brush lightly on all sides with 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) olive oil and turn frequently until tomato skins are lightly charred, from 10 to 12 minutes. Skins will break during barbecuing but tomatoes will not be mushy.
  • While tomatoes are being barbecued, shred lettuce and place on a serving platter or in a bowl. Evenly sprinkle with sliced green onions. Then, in a small bowl, using a small whisk or fork, whisk 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil with vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Set aside and let flavors meld until ready to use.
  • When tomatoes are hot, remove to a cutting board. Core, then coarsely chop or cut into wedges. Scatter over lettuce. Immediately sprinkle crumbled feta over warm tomatoes. Then drizzle with olive oil mixture. Sprinkle with fresh basil. Toss and serve immediately with thick slices of whole grain bread.
Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo .. I love salads and have one everyday for lunch, come winter come shine!

    Enjoy the break .. cheers Hilary

  2. Mmm, that looks yummy, though I confess I'd rather scrub litter boxes than do any kind of food prep.

    Enjoy your blog break, I think most of us need one from time to time, to recharge. I know I just don't have the time/energy to put into it as much as I used to.

    And thank you for stopping by to visit the cats' blog, however you found us. :-)

    Would you like to borrow Nicki for the weekend? He's still the trouble-maker, even though he'll be 8 in the fall, and some days it's all I can do not to pull my hair out. LOL.

    1. Found you through Travelling Cats. You do the litter boxes, I'll do the food.

      Would be delighted to borrow Nicki, miss having no animals.

  3. Hi Jo,

    Aha and yes, I finally arrived here and noticed your previous posting. Okay, I'm in the mood for a salad. Thanks for that and enjoy your blogging break!


    1. It's a good salad Gary, do try it.

      Thanks, trouble is I want to write.

  4. Hi, Jo. The salad looks good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your blogging break!

  5. I've had this and it's great summertime fare. Enjoy your vacation.

    Tossing It Out

  6. Yummy and healthy. Thanks, Jo. The only thing I would add is avocado, just because I love it and I love any excuse to eat avocado.

    Now go enjoy your break.

    1. Thanks Robyn. Avocado is a good addition. I love it too.

  7. I read this a while ago and thought I'd left a comment but it seems I didn't! Sorry for my tardiness Jo. This is the sort of thing I could whip up for myself and as a side with some steaks when I'm cooking for my meat-eating family. I love all the ingredients especially tomatoes and olive oil.

    1. You could also add pickled herring to it. If you like it, I do. Or Sardines or...... Not just mince eh

  8. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! Enjoy the rest of your break.


  9. Mmm, warm tomatoes and feta. Sounds delicious.

  10. I'm obsessed with feta salads and eat them almost daily for lunch. Enjoy your break.

  11. I used to have salads for lunch daily for a long while, now I never do. This is a good one though.

    I am enjoying it, thanks.