Are you on Pinterest yet? If not, don’t go over there and get an account. Seriously, don’t do it!
If you don’t follow my advice, you will be sorry because if you like food, fashion, design and photography you will lose countless hours viewing and “pinning” interesting recipes, ideas, thoughts and more. It is freaking addictive with a capital A!!
I have a Pinterest board for Interesting Food Ideas and I pinned these mini Greek Salads over the summer. I promptly made them for a couple of parties since and they are really delicious! I tweaked the dressing a bit but otherwise the recipe is close to the original that inspired me.
These are perfect for holiday entertaining, take only 10 minutes to throw together, can be made in advance, and look fabulous!
- If you live near a Trader Joe’s, you can get all the ingredients for this dish there – makes it really easy!
- Don’t use low-fat Feta. The Feta is such a small bite and such a big part of the taste, the low-fat Feta tastes pasty when used in these.
- You can make these ahead of time. I don’t suggest more than 3 to 4 hours though, as you don’t want the cucumber look dried out where it’s sliced.
Recipe Adapted From: Cooking with my Kid Bite Sized Greek Salad via Pinterest
- 1 8-ounce package Feta Cheese
- 4 Persian cucumbers, cleaned and cut into 32 pieces
- 32 small cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes)
- 16 pitted Greek Kalamata Olives, cut in half
- 32 sandwich toothpicks
- half lemon, squeezed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- couple turns fresh black pepper
- DRESSING: Squeeze lemon into a small container (remove any seeds). Add in olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper. Place lid on container and shake vigorously until combined. Set aside.
- PREP: Place the block of Feta Cheese on it's side and slice evenly through it. . Next, slice into quarters. Turn, and slice again down the center. and then down the center of each half. . You will have 32 evenly sized cubes of Feta. Carefully set aside.
- To prepare the tomatoes, just wash and leave out to dry.
- Wash cucumbers and slice off just the tip of the ends. Cut in half. Now, cut each half in half. Cut each piece in half again and you will have 8 evenly sized pieces per cucumber.
- Place olives on cutting board and proceed to slice each one in half yielding 32 pieces.
- ASSEMBLY: Grab your sandwich toothpicks and count out 32.
- Feed the cherry tomatoes through the center.
- Next up feed the cucumber pieces, also through the center.
- Now the olive halves with the cut side facing down.
- Last, a cube of Feta. Try not to stick the toothpick all the way through the Feta as it can break and won't lie flat for presentation. Ideally, you want the toothpick just about halfway through each Feta cube.
- When ready to serve, shake the dressing up and then drizzle some on each piece. .
- Serve and Enjoy!