3 Fantastic Feta Recipes for Summer
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Spring has well and truly sprung, with summer just around the corner. With this in mind, it got me thinking about what’s great to eat in summer. And then it hit me as I stumbled upon this awesome collection of recipes from Nigel Slater.
Feta is creamy, crumbly and indulgent, and is a staple throughout Greece. It’s perfect for summer as it has a much more refreshing taste than other cheeses. It’s not strong or overpowering and marries perfectly with summer veg and leaves.
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Vegetarian Feta Rosti
Rostis are great. They’re so satisfying and comforting, so pairing that with feta is a match made in heaven. Anni’s vegetarian rosti recipe is definitely worth checking out.
This vegetarian feta rosti is great for a light lunch or supper. It’s filling, but not heavy, and the eggs and cheese pack a satisfying hit of protein. All in all, it’s a pretty luxurious dish. My personal preference is to leave the eggs a little runny (from boiling or poached), cutting into the yolk to let the gooey center drench the slightly crisp but fluffy rosti. Make sure you pile the rosti high with spinach for a healthy dose of iron.
Beetroot and Feta Lettuce Wrap
The final recipe in this collection is a dream for any clean eating enthusiasts, and comes courtesy of Huffpost Taste.
Beetroot and feta go fantastically well together. The sweet taste of the beetroot is perfect for pairing with the smooth taste of the feta, and the lettuce gives an extremely fresh and satisfying crunch to the dish.
This recipe calls for the wrap to be assembled out of lettuce, which is great if you are watching the carbs. If you fancy something more substantial, place the ingredients (including the lettuce, and maybe even some cucumber) in a pita or a wrap.
For added flavor, add a zing of lemon juice and a sprinkling of freshly chopped parsley.
This is the original and the best. A simple Greek salad is the epitome of summer food in my books. This recipe from BBC Good Food covers the basics (and a Greek salad is very basic!).
You don’t need to be fancy with a Greek salad. The quality of the ingredients should speak for themselves. With this in mind, picking the best quality tomatoes and olives that you can is so important. They form the backbone of the dish, along with the feta.
Finding a great tasting tomato can be difficult, mainly due to the fruit’s ripening process. Try to find the best quality tomato you can. Stay well clear of ‘sandwich’ variety tomatoes that larger grocery stores sell. These are dull and tasteless. You want big, bold and juicy tomatoes, so look for something with a nice, deep red color and medium-firm to soft (definitely not squishy!) flesh. In terms of olives, go for the purple/black variety. The bigger the better.
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And there you have it, my top 3 summer inspired feta dishes. Do you have any great recipes of your own? Get in touch and let me know!