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Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Black Olives and Feta Salad

 
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This Greek stye salad uses quartered cherry tomato, after sitting for half an hour, spin most of the juice out, which makes a not watery salad, then reduce the juice with other spices to create a tangy dressing, and the black olives, cucumbers and feta cheese together create this flavorful, succulent, and refreshing salad.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

8

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 pints cherry tomatoes
ripe, quartered, 4 cups
*
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
3 cloves garlic
minced or pressed, small cloves, or 2 medium
1 teaspoon oregano
freshly chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon of dried
4 tablespoon shallots
minced, 1 medium
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 small cucumbers
peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
½ cup kalamata olives
pitted and chopped
*
1 cup feta cheese
crumbled, 4 ounces
4 tablespoons parsley leaves
freshly chopped

Directions

Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients...

Add the tomatoes, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl, and gently toss until combined. Allow to stand for half an hour to 1 hour.

add the 1 teaspoon of sugar...
stir until well combined, let stand for half an hour to 1 hour.

Transfer the tomatoes to salad spinner and spin until seeds and excess liquid have been removed, about 60 second, stop and stir to redistribute the tomatoes a few times during processing.

after 30 to 1 hour, transfer the cherry tomatoes in a salad spinner...

Put the tomatoes to the bowl and set aside.

Place the tomato liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into a measuring cup, pressing on the solids to get as much juice as possible.

In a small sauce pan, bring ½ cup tomato juice (discard any extra), garlic, oregano, shallot, and vinegar to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer over medium heat until reduced to 3 tablespoons, about 7 minutes.

add the dried oregano...

Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and cool to room temperature, 4 to 6 minutes.

Whisk and stir the oil and black pepper to taste until well mixed.

Season with salt to taste if needed.

In the bowl with tomatoes, gently toss the cucumber, olives, feta, dressing, and parsley together until well mixed.

add the chopped olives...
next add the crumbled feta cheese...
finally pour the dressing on top...
Here the salad is ready to go...

Serve with any kind of main course or pita bread.

The Greek style Succulent Cherry Tomato Salad

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 72g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12173% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 381mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 14% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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