Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad

by Marla on July 30, 2010 · 43 comments

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Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

I was doing my blog surfing yesterday morning and paid a visit to my buddies White on Rice Couple. They always have captivating blog posts, this one in particular offered a unique opportunity. They are a part of the super fun Summer Fest community. This is the third year of this blogger event. Each week until the end of August Margaret Roach from A Way to Garden has chosen a garden fresh produce selection for us. It is up to the community to create recipes and share our creations with the world. It is a unique opportunity to meet new bloggers and showcase the summer’s bounty.

Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Summer Fest sweeps a broad range of participants. There are gardeners, bloggers and recipe developers. I have something to confess to you all. I am not a gardener. No green thumb over here. Feel free to hand over your garden fresh fruits & veggies. I’ll create something special & tasty with them. I think we are all put onto this Earth to celebrate our unique talents and growing things in my backyard has never been one of them.

Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com This week Summer Fest celebrates Zukes and Cukes. I went with Zukes for this recipe. Greek salads are my go-to year round salad. Usually I combine feta & chopped veggies with varied lettuces or baby spinach leaves. Here I play around with texture and use julienned zucchini to mix things up a bit. It is amazing how a veggie can be cut & trimmed in so many ways. Each presentation gives it a special twist in a dish. For example, I usually cut my zucchini into rounds or spears. In this salad the julienne makes this salad kind of like a slaw.

Recipe for chopped vegetable salad with cheese. This zucchini salad is a nice replacement for traditional cole slaw. I would love to try using it as an alternative topping for a hot dog or burger. Next time you BBQ, hold the relish & sauerkraut & try something new.

Each bite of this salad is filled with briny olive flavor, salty feta & crisp veggies. The bell pepper maintains lots of crunch while the zucchini marinates and softens very quickly. Serve this salad nice and cold, straight out of the fridge is best.

Pre schooler holding berry

Who says kids don’t eat their veggies? The Nugget can’t keep his hands off these Zukes.

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Pre school boy eating zucchini

What kinds of unique ways do you use zucchini? Feel free to share some links in your comments!

Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large Zucchini cut into quarters
  • 1 chopped Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 4 ounces crumbled Feta Cheese
  • handful chopped Cherry Tomatoes
  • handful of chopped Kalamata Olives
  • splash Garlic Olive Oil (or plain Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • pinch of ground Black Pepper
  • some fresh or dried Dill

Method

  • Julienne zucchini in food processor. Put in medium bowl and gently toss with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Notes
  • Enjoy this salad as soon as you prepare it as it tends to get watery when stored in the refrigerator.
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Zucchini Recipe Links

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Matt Armendariz of MattBites made that neato Summer Fest logo above. Here is a list of the host bloggers for Summer Fest 2010. At these blogs you will find more Zucchini and Cucumber recipe links. If you create a post leave a comment on these host blogs and link to your creation along with your twitter name.

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