Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hello vacation, goodbye skinny jeans! I always gain weight during our summer vacations mostly because I add an extra meal each day...appetizers! As soon as I arrived on my island I quickly compiled a list of "recipes to test"...of course I always forget that our beach house kitchen is seriously lacking in equipment...like my mixer, good knives, measuring cups...etc. So, my list quickly shrank as I figured out what I could and could not make in our vacation kitchen.
I just went to a Greek and Lebanese wedding and have been craving feta cheese...very strange indeed. I found this recipe for feta salsa on Smitten Kitchen and absolutely loved it. It was so popular here that 1/2 the people in the house didn't even get to try any...next time I plan on doubling it. I suggest making it ahead of time and allowing all the flavors to really meld together for a few hours or overnight. I served this with warmed up pitas cut into triangles.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
8oz feta cheese (diced into pea sized pieces)
2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil
3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives cut into quarters
3 TBSP of flat leaf parsley chopped
2 scallions sliced into thin disks
1/4 cup olive oil
Mix in medium bowl and enjoy with pitas or crackers.