Greek Appetizer

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Yesterday was our Annual Poker Run Party! Everyone brings an appetizer and we pick at them throughout the day.   I have my usual ‘go tos’, but I wanted to switch it up a bit.  I needed something that could be made a head, didn’t need to be heated and could please a crowd.  While searching Pinterest, I stumbled across this ‘A Crowd Favorite: Feta Dip’ from Clover Lane .  It looked Delicious!  I had to adapt it a tad as I could not find one of the ingredients and I really didn’t measure.

Greek Appetizer

Olive Oil
Tomatoes – seeded and diced
Green onion – thinly sliced
Feta – crumbled
Garlic, fresh
Oregano
Pepper

1. Select a tray for the amount you want to make.  Drizzle with olive oil.

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2. Add pepper, oregano and garlic

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3. Top with tomatoes, green onions, and feta

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 At this point there was a bit of a kerfuffle, unrelated to the dish, so I forgot to get pictures until it has half eaten! Trust me, it was a lot nice looking when it arrived.

4. Toss together and serve with a baguette or pita

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This was delicious!  Many people referred to it as bruschetta , It really was a crowd favourite. Everyone commented on how good it was and it was devoured!  This may be my new ‘go to’ app.   Thanks Sarah, from Clover Lane, for sharing this recipe.

 

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Watermelon Salad

I stepped outside of my comfort zone today, well actually I did a triple back flip and an Irish Jig when I landed, and made Watermelon Salad!!  There wasn’t any sugar, chocolate or flour, amazing that I even attempted it, really.  Anyways….

It was a year or so ago when I first saw a ‘Watermelon Salad’, it really peaked my interest.  More and more they were popping up, and I kept saying ‘I’d like to try that’.  I have been asking around and no one that I knew had tried it.  I was hoping for someone to tell me either way to see if it was worth a try.  I looked up a lot of different recipes and they were all basically the same, watermelon, feta, onions, mint and a dressing.  The one thing that really got me was feta? really? Feta and Watermelon? how could this be good? Well, today was the day, I was going to try it! Being that I wasn’t sure, I scaled down the recipe only using 1 cup of melon and a 1/6 of everything else.

Watermelon Salad

Adapted from Fresh Tastes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

1. Combine watermelon, feta cheese, red onion, and mint in a large bowl.


2. Pour the lime juice and olive oil over the watermelon mixture and toss gently to coat.
3. Serve immediately.

I was pleasantly surprised, it was pretty good!  The feta and watermelon went together better than I expected, they seem to complement each other.  The watermelon seems to cut the salt and tang of the feta. The onions gave it a bit of a bite and a nice citrus zing with the lime dressing.  Next time, I think I will omit the mint.  Maybe I just added too much but it did give me a very overpowering mint flavour.  Reminded me too much of Gum.  A lovely fresh and refreshing salad I will be making again!