Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Salad

This salad is exactly what it says on the tin, but it has to be one of the best side dishes out there. I don’t know what it is about freshly picked tomatoes, sweet basil and soft strong feta, but combined they are a match made in heaven. The tomatoes and the basil were freshly picked from my mum’s allotment, although you will see from the pictures that there were also a lot of green tomatoes that we weren’t quote able to pick yet. I have to say I am quite jealous of all the fresh produce she has right at her finger tip, our little window sill doesn’t seem to get enough sun to even grow a small chilli plant, and we have been trying for two years! If you are so lucky as to have a great garden then you must give this ‘grow it yourself’ salad a try and I promise you will never get bored of eating it.

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–          Selection of tomatoes – halved or sliced, depending on the size

–          A large handful of basil – torn

–          Feta cheese – crumbled

–          Drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil

–          Twist black pepper

Toss together the tomatoes, basil and pesto and finish with a drizzle of oil and a twist of black pepper and there you have a beautiful salad.




16 thoughts on “Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Salad

  1. As simple as it is, the combination of tomato, basil and feta (or mozzarella) is one of my favorites! I was hoping to have a lot of this fresh dish this summer… I added tomatoes to my container garden this year, unfortunately it’s struggled and only produced 3 tiny tomatoes. 🙂

  2. We often make a similar salad with watermelon, feta, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic. Our garden is now bursting with tomatoes and basil, and we have some nice feta in the fridge. We’ll give this a try this weekend.

  3. Yum. This is definitely one of my favorite salads. With a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, how could you go wrong?

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