Tomato Feta Salad

Harvest time – Tomato Feta Salad Recipe

While I have been harvesting veggies from the garden since June, I plant most of it to harvest mid-August and beyond. This might be a little later than most, but we are usually away for the first two weeks of August, so when I return, there is a bounty awaiting me. In fact, this blog was born out of my excitement for the seemingly endless supply of fresh produce I discovered upon returning home this time last year.Tomato harvest

This is my (three plant) tomato garden ready to harvest. I hoisted up the runaway vines with sticks and strips of fabric to get them off the ground (making the soil easier to water without getting the leaves wet). Grape tomato harvestGrowing basilSo Day 1 back in the city, I set about feeding myself almost solely from my yard, and the first thing I made was a delicious Tomato salad with the fresh, juicy, sweet tomatoes and fragrant basil that ripened to perfection while I was away.
My motto is to keep it simple, so most of my day-to-day recipes contain about 5 ingredients or less, which you can literally pluck and throw together in minutes. Here’s my favourite that I’ve been enjoying variations on every few days.Tomato Feta Salad Ingredients

What you’ll need:
As many cherry or grape tomatoes, halved, as you like (as you can see, my recipes are very specific. This was about a pint).

Basil leaves, chopped (maybe 10 large leaves – enough to spread around).

A hunk of feta cheese (more or less to your taste), crumbled.

1/4 red onion, chopped (more or less to your taste, and I like mine chopped small).

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar (red wine and other vinegars work too).

Salt and pepper to taste

Ok, that’s technically 8 ingredients, but salt and pepper don’t really count – don’t they go in every recipe? And olive oil and balsamic vinegar – really? They’re almost one ingredient.

Throw everything together in a bowl, mix and voila! Tell me it isn’t one of the tastiest salads you’ve had! Tomato Feta Salad

2 thoughts on “Harvest time – Tomato Feta Salad Recipe

  1. O.

    I make this salad as well but use Boccachino cheese as Feta can be a bit strong but if you use a nice olive oil with balsamic with the Boccachino cut up its so yummy!


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