Mixed Green, Tomato and Feta Salad

Late lunch

Today I made myself the most simple basic salad for late lunch. Um, very late lunch to be honest. At least I think eating at 3.50pm is quite late to call it lunch. But I don't really care about time when I eat. I just eat when I'm hungry. I'm currently home alone, so simple fast dishes are on my menu again. As I've probably mentioned many times before, I'm too lazy to cook just for myself. Luckily it's still summer, even thought it doesn't look like that for most of the time it London, and many vegetables are in season. It's therefore easy to make a quick salad full of nutritions and vitamins.

Cherry tomatoes from our garden

Also our cherry tomatoes are finally ripe and red. They, however have very little chance to make it into a salad as they are most often eaten immediately after being picked. They are so sweet and juicy that I just can't resist. Although P. prefers his tomatoes less ripe with a hint of sourness and chilled from the fridge. So I always keep some tomatoes in the fridge for a quick snack.
Today's salad doesn't even need any recipe. It's seriously no-fuss salad you can throw together in a couple of minutes. Simply combine your favourite greens with one chopped tomato in a bowl, toss together with some cubed feta and your favourite dressing. Enjoy as it is, or serve with grilled meat.

Mixed greens tomato and feta salad


Mixed green tomato and feta salad
Serves 1

50-70g mixed greens (lettuce, baby spinach, watercress, cilantro)
1 beef tomato, chopped
50g feta cheese, cubed

2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and freshly ground pepper

In a medium bowl, combine the greens, tomato and feta. To make the dressing mix together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables and lightly toss.


20 comments :

  1. So envious of your cherry tomatoes, they are adorable! Ours are (still!) taking their sweet time to ripen. And I'm guilty of 'lunching' at odd hours of the afternoon too ;) Love your plates!

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  2. Lucky you! My yellow tomatoes didn't grow... oh yes! I've got only one !
    Well, that sounds delicious!

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  3. This is exactly how I love my salad - beautiful fresh ingredients, simple yet so so tasty!

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  4. Your tomatoes look so pretty! Funny enough, I haven't gotten any red tomatoes yet but my yellow ones have been ripening for a while now. They're so sweet and yummy. Your salad looks perfect. I love simple meals like this :)

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  5. Beautiful photos! I'd love to grow my own vegetables but I'm completely lacking in any gardening skills :-) Will stick to the baking and cooking for now but very jealous of your supply.

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  6. oh wow - makes me wish I liked fresh tomatoes - I love that tomato photo!

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  7. A lovely salad! So fresh and refined in its simplicity.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. Look at those tomatoes! They look amazing... I love simple salads like this and this one is always a winner!

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  9. you know what I like the salad but I love your photos. Those cherry tomatoes ohhh I they are cute =)

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  10. I too don't like cooking just for me!
    This salad is looking so nice and I heart those plates you used .. so damn gorgeous.

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  11. hi Sari
    I have just found your blog through Dario's Food Photography Blog in Australia. Your photos are wonderful. I am new to food photography this year, and it is fast becoming a passion, and I am learning a lot from other on-line food photographers. I am going to add your link to my blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Sari,

    how lovely the cherry tomatoes look! I love your salad. Simple, fresh and delicious.


    Best regards,

    Laranjinha.

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  13. Your photographs are amazing!

    http://thefrostingonthecakes.wordpress.com/

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  14. Simple, fresh and lovely. It looks wonderful.

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  17. I love feta cheese, so this salad it's perfect to me.
    Greetings from Chile

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  18. Love the photos!! And this salad looks super tasty. Can't wait to make!

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  19. Thank you all for your comments. I'm very happy for our tomatoes. Growing your own vegetable is so rewarding. Unfortunately tomato season is finished here.

    @Life Images by Jill - Hi Jill, welcome here! I can totally understand that photography is becoming your passion. Have lots of fun with your new hobby! :)

    @Cahide - Hi Cahide, I shoot with Nikon D700.

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