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marinated feta greek salad on platter

Greek salad with marinated feta

  • Author: Mansee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 23 minute
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

A fresh, crunchy greek-inspired salad with creamy, marinated feta. Mixing the feta cheese with the dressing ahead of time adds more flavor without making the salad soggy. Serve over greens, cooked grains and/or alongside roasted chicken. Stays well in the fridge and perfect for meal prep!


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Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dill, minced*
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, minced*
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoons artichoke oil (from jar of marinated artichokes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz feta
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 6 oz jar marinated artichokes
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives

Instructions

  1. Make dressing by combining 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tablespoon minced dill, 1 tablespoon minced oregano, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon of marinated artichoke oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin. Slowly stream in 1/4 cup of olive oil, whisking constantly to emulsify. 
  2. Crumble 8 oz feta in a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of dressing and mix gently to combine. Set aside and let marinate for at least an hour. 
  3. To make salad, halve 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, dice 1 cucumber in bite-sized pieces and roughly chop 1 jar of marinated artichokes. Add tomatoes, cucumber, artichokes, 1 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas and 1/2 cup of kalamata olives into bowl with marinated feta. 
  4. Stir everything to combine, adding 1-2 tablespoons of reserved dressing to coat. 
  5. Serve cold or at room temperature with extra dressing on the side.

Notes

  • You can replace the fresh herbs, with 1 teaspoon of dried dill and oregano if that's what you have available
  • This salad stays well in the fridge for a week. Keep any extra dressing on the side to keep the vegetables as fresh as possible

Keywords: greek salad, meal prep