One of my most popular blog posts on Kitoula’s Greek Food Journal is my quick and easy recipe for Watermelon and Feta Salad.
It’s a refreshing summer time classic and has just six simple ingredients:
- watermelon – cut in bite size pieces
- feta cheese – crumbled
- red onion – sliced thin
- mint leaves – small individual leaves or chiffonade
- lemon juice
- and honey.
Toss lightly in a bowl and serve.
For this watermelon and feta salad revisited blog post, I made a video!
And a big shout out to Lumen5 for the wonderful video editing application.
Tonight I roasted some peppers and made Diane Kochilas’ Greek Feta & Red Pepper Dip. Chef Diane is an internationally-known cookbook author, food writer, culinary teacher and consultant. She has written 18 books on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Roasting peppers is easy. I did it on my grill. Just let them get blackened on all sides.
It will take several minutes on each side.
Once they are blackened put them in a bowl and cover them tightly with foil or cling wrap. Let them sit in their steam for 5 – 10 minutes.
While the peppers are steaming, get together the ingredients to be combined in a small food processor. 6 oz. of feta, lemon, oregano, hot sauce and extra virgin olive oil.
The peppers need to cool and then peel off the blackened skin. It should come off easily.
Slice the peppers so you can lay them flat and remove the seeds.
Blend the feta, 1 red pepper, lemon, oregano, hot sauce and extra virgin olive oil until smooth. The dip is great with pita bread or pita chips. Let me know if you like it.
I also made a salad with the rest of the roasted peppers by slicing them in long strips and adding a minced large garlic clove, sliced large olives and extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy!
Chef Diane Kochilas' Greek Feta & Red Pepper Dip
Author: Kitoula via Diane Kochilas
Recipe type: Appetizers / Spreads & Dips
- Roasted red pepper
- 6 oz. of feta cheese
- juice from ½ lemon
- 1 tsp fresh oregano
- ½ tsp hot sauce or to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Roast red pepper
- Once blackened put in a bowl
- Cover tightly with foil or cling wrap 5 – 10 minutes
- Blend feta, red pepper, lemon, oregano and hot sauce in processor
- Add extra virgin olive oil until smooth
See photos from my blog post for more details