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.
Tomatoes – seeded and diced
Green onion – thinly sliced
Feta – crumbled
1. Select a tray for the amount you want to make. Drizzle with olive oil.
2. Add pepper, oregano and garlic
3. Top with tomatoes, green onions, and feta
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
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.
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.
Adapted from Fresh Tastes
- 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
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!