Mixed Salad With Feta and Golden Raisins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is from a cookbook by Maya Angelou, adapted slightly to suit our family. I tried this with my husband and son and now have to regularly stock the ingredients as they request it at least once or twice a week. I've never had a salad this good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small pot, put raisins and enough water to cover.
  2. Simmer for three minutes and then set aside to allow raisins to plump.
  3. In large salad bowl (I use a wooden bowl), place oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Tear lettuce into bite sized pieces and add to bowl.
  7. Add drained raisins.
  8. I use my hands to toss.
  9. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

My DH loved this and now wants me to make the dressing to put on all our salads. I did cut down a bit on the garlic because we're not big garlic lovers. Thanks for a really good dressing.

clairesgranny November 28, 2006

The golden raisins and feta are such a great combination in this salad. I also added a handful of pine nuts for some crunch. We enjoyed it, though the dressing was a bit overpowering for us. I'll make this again, maybe just reduce the amount of lemon juice and fresh garlic to suit our tastes. Thanks, BamaKathy for posting!

LonghornMama December 09, 2004

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