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?
I am addicted to feta as well being half Greek it is a staple in my home. We go to the Greek market once every couple of months in Astoria Queens, NY to stock up on our cheese, olive oil, olives and everything else we need. I don’t know if you have only had feta from the store but if you can ever get yourself to Queens do so. The feta shipped from Greece and packed in brine will definitely blow your mind. Stop by and say hi, http://saltpepperbrilliant.wordpress.com/
Thank you Christina! I will have to try feta shipped from Greece and packed in brine. I will also check out your blog!
Always, always feta on my daily salad, as well…..and I’m the mother-in-law that started it! I also have cucumbers, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, craisins or mango, and top it with pecans. A daily salad…never get tired of it. Same dressing as Tami……Chris and Tami started me on a daily breakfast shake, and I started them on salads with feta….
Sharing foods you love with the people you love. It just seems right. Someday I’m gonna make those pretzels!
Thank you, Rebecca for bringing feta into my life in a new way and for the salad inspiration!