Fresh Crisp Salad with Feta!

by zesty on April 23, 2009 · 14 comments

Happy Thursday!  Can you really believe it is Thursday already?  Hard to believe I know… so much going on these days that it’s all a blur.  So before we get into the food – I thought I would give you an update on zesty gear sales.  They are not selling as fast I would have hoped but I realize that I need to get some more exposure and more reach.  If you are a blogger, feel free to mention it on your blog as it would be greatly appreciated.

Now onto the food..


I wanted something quick, fresh and spring like so I chose a simple salad with nice big chunks of feta cheese, topped off with a pungent balsamic vinaigrette.  It was easy to throw together and it works great as a side dish or even as a quick meal in a rush.


  • Fresh Romaine Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Chives
  • Cucumbers
  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp. Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Prepare all vegetables and toss them in a bowl.
  2. Add vinegar, oil, basil, mustard, salt and pepper  to a large bottle and mix thoroughly.
  3. Drizzle with dressing or dress the empty bowl with the dressing and add the salad to the dressing.  Toss gently.
  4. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When making dressings from scratch, make enough in advance and save it in the fridge for future use.  Just give it a good shake before using and it should last up to a few weeks.

I realize as I wrote the beginning of this post – it may come across as if I am begging you to buy zesty gear – I didn’t mean to portray that image.  I am just really focused on making a positive impact on the Food Bank as it is a great cause.  I just wanted to reiterate that.

I still have not decided what to do with the breakfast for 50 as of yet so if you didn’t have a chance to vote or leave your ideas in the comments please let me know.  I will soon have to make my mind up and prepare for that.  I hope you have a great Thursday and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Take care


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl

Gorgeous salad!!


2 meg

That dressing sounds delicious! I just might have to try it this weekend!


3 Sarah (lovINmytummy)

Mmmm…feta is my favorite cheese ever and one of the top 3 reasons I could never go vegan.

Thanks for the great recipe as always. I did not think you sounded pushy about the Zesty Gear at all, and even if you did, its not like you are profiting from this or something…except in karma, you are rich in that, my friend!


4 Maria

What a great salad! Looks so fresh and delicious!


5 K

FETA!!! I love it oh so much! You’re not pushy at all – you’re trying to raise money for a good cause so push away!


6 Shannon (The Daily Balance)

LOVE feta, so I am sure I’d love this salad!!! so vibrant and fresh! yumyumyum! ;)


7 Amanda

Beautiful! It’s funny, your photo drew me in, I just posted about chives today on my cooking blog and then I see those tasty big cuts of chives on your salad ;0)


8 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

I have been putting feta on my salads since well, I started making salads for myself! There’s something about a garlicky vinaigrette, feta, and tomatoes that is just an amazing combo!


9 Judith

The photo and the recipe make me hungry for garden-fresh veggies. We’re not there yet, but we will be ….. and I’ll have this recipe ready and waiting!


10 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)

You’re killing me with those glorious chunks of feta. Mmm, I want some! I say Breakfast Pizza! Always a big hit. You need something sweet too – maybe some kind of mini muffins or cinnamon rolls.


11 Pearl

salad with feta is always a winner!


12 Kevin

I very often add feta to my salads. Feta is one of my favorite cheeses.


13 Erica

mmm great fresh salad! I love feta- makes every salad better in my opinion ;)


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