Turkish Chopped Salad

"This is my adaptation of a dish that was put on the table when I went to a Turkish restaurant. I would suggest using fresh feta from a Mediterranean/Greek grocer, packaged feta can be overly dry and salty. I also like to make an Italian variation using Ricotta Salata cheese, which is not the soft cheese used in baked ziti but a semi soft cheese made from sheep's milk.This cheese can be found in supermarkets with a good cheese section or at an Italian deli/Salumeria. I prefer not to over dress the salad simply using a little bit of red wine vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil on top. This is great with grilled meats or fish and great for those hot summer days."
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  • Chop parsley and set aside.
  • Chop the remaining vegetables, and add them to a bowl.
  • Add olives.
  • Add dressing and parsley, mix thoroughly coating the vegetables.
  • Add additional salt and pepper if you wish.
  • Transfer salad to a platter.
  • Crumble feta cheese on top.
  • Place lemon wedges around platter.
  • Serve with pita triangles (warmed is best).

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  1. I absolutely love this combination of ingredients. The salad has a wonderful fresh and light flavor. The fresh lemon juice and parsley is key to the fresh flavor; don't skip it! Thanx for sharing this recipe!
  2. Simple, flavorful, and so easy to throw together. I've been making salads like these for a long time now- this one is good too. I'll be trying it with crumbled goat cheese instead of feta next time.
  3. This was so delicious and easy to prepare. I used halved grape tomatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. This does make a great side dish (or starter) and pairs with the pita perfectly. Thanks for sharing this lovely salad. Made for Spring PAC 2013.
  4. This is a delicious salad. I actually make something very similar to this regularly, just because I usually have most of the ingredients around all the time. I also add some fresh Greek oregano, as that grows rampant in the garden.
  5. Pretty good. I think I'll use a little more vinegar next time to kick up the flavor. But overall it was a good fresh salad.



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