SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSome of the most basic recipes seem to often be my family’s favorites.  This recipe is perfect for Christmas as it uses red and green ingredients.

Of course, this salad can be used year-round, but I seem to gravitate to red and green foods to highlight my holiday table each year.  I use my own salad dressing on Ina’s classic Tomato Feta Salad.  I also adjust the ingredients, since her recipe makes enough for 12 servings.

This is how I adapted Ina’s recipe:

Slice two-thirds of one box of grape tomatoes, preferably red for Christmas.  Chop and dice 1/2 medium red onion. Divide 1/2 of one cube of low-fat Feta cheese into medium-sized pieces.  Combine these ingredients into a bowl.  Then, season with salt, pepper, dried or fresh basil, and fresh parsley.  Chill until ready to mix with oil and vinegar dressing.

Lemon vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons Fustini’s lemon olive oil to 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar.  Mix well.

Just before serving, mix dressing over the salad to taste.  I simply drizzle some of the dressing over the salad.  Some guests may like more.  The flavor of the lemon dressing is delicious with the tomatoes.  Serve over arugula leaves in a small bowl.




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