Feta and crouton salad is a deliciously simple salad bursting with Mediterranean flavours. This healthy filling salad is an excellent main course.
This feta and crouton salad is so easy to make and has a simple home made low calorie dressing to go with it.
It’s one of my favorite dinner salads to make when I’m pressed for time.
I’d say it’s kind of like a Greek salad although it doesn’t include tomatoes or cucumber but it still has that unique taste of the Mediterranean!
Uncomplicated and fresh, this feta and crouton salad is a great summer dish.
When it’s hot outside (although rare in Scotland, it does occassionally happen!) the last thing I want to do is spend time hovering over a hot stove.
That’s why this recipe is perfect as all that’s cooked are the croutons and they only take ten minutes.
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden filled with different types of fresh lettuce then this recipe would be perfect.
You could use your lettuce here instead of buying a bag of mixed lettuce leaves as I have to.
Every year I think to myself how nice it would be to grow some produce in our back garden and every year I fail to do that. LOL!
Tips When Making Your Feta and Crouton Salad
- Cut your wholemeal bread for the croutons early. Leave it to go stale before adding the olive oil and garlic.
- Use cubes of feta rather than crumbled feta. I find that crumbled feta gets lost in the dressing, when I want to taste it!
- Serve the salad immediately. It is best served fresh straight away rather than being in the fridge as it will go soft and limp.
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Feta and Crouton Salad Recipe
This feta crouton salad recipe also makes a brilliant accompaniment for grilled meats and chicken dishes.
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Feta and Crouton Salad
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- 2 slices of wholemeal bread cut into cubes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 100 g feta cheese
- One bag mixed salad leaves
- ½ small red onion sliced
- 1 tsp chives snipped
- 1 tsp fresh basil chopped
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Pre-heat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4.
- Make the croutons by placing the cubed wholemeal bread into a bowl and adding the olive oil and garlic then mixing together well until all the oil is absorbed.
- Place the wholemeal cubes onto a baking tray, place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes until crispy, remove from oven.
- Cut the feta into small cubes and put into a large bowl with the mixed salad leaves and sliced onion.
- Mix the chives, basil, white wine vinegar and olive oil together in a small bowl.
- Pour this dressing over the feta and salad leaves and mix together well.
- Arrange the feta salad on 2 plates and top with the croutons.