Thanks to my mother-in-law I have a feta addiction. I am addicted in a big way. Last summer, she made a salad for me with feta on top, and well I got hooked and have not been able to stop making it since last July. I know I am boring that I make the same salad everyday. But when the craving is there, feed it right? I wish I could say that I have a fabulous recipe to share with you, but the fact is I do not. I like feta in its purest form. Basically I put a massive amount of lettuce on a plate, add carrots and sweet peppers (in my current iteration) and then add crumbled feta on top. Then for the dressing part, I add olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. I learned the hard way that the brand/flavor of the olive oil matters, as does the feta. At least to my taste it does. After going through so many bottles of olive oil so quickly, I decided to purchase a large bottle of olive oil at Costco. NOTE: it does not taste the same! I also once ran out of feta in the middle of my work day and by the time I was able to get to Costco, it was closed. Safeway was the closest solution, so I got what they had, and the results did not make me a happy camper. So you can guess I made a visit to Costco the next day. Here are the brands that I found work best together:
Olive oil: Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar: Colavita Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Feta: President – Crumbled Feta
What are you addicted to that you cannot live without?