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July 6, 2015

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing salad contains so much goodness, I do not know what else to name the salad than super !

This is one of my personal favorites and a salad which I can easily live on - with a side of fish or meat of course. My family loves the salad (almost) as much as I do, therefore I always make a double batch than what is shown below in the recipe.

The recipe is more than enough for 6 servings, of which each serving is just under a cup per person. If your family is not that much into Broccoli and Feta, this is a fairly average size salad. You can always make one and a half batch, or a double batch if you are taking the salad along to a family or friends gathering.

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing

I single out Broccoli and Feta above, as those are the two flavors which comes through the strongest in this super Greens with creamy Feta Dressing salad.  The Zucchini adds a lot of crunch of course, with small bits of crunchy Celery also in the mix.

Besides the bit of blanching of the Broccoli, this salad comes together in minutes. I use Baby Zucchini which I shave into ribbons with a plain old potato peeler, even though I have all kinds of fancy gadgets to do this - takes me longer looking for the gadgets than getting my potato peeler from the top cutlery drawer !

Note**:  If you have never blanched Broccoli, it is really very simple. Bring the Broccoli, covered with Water and a little Salt added to the boil - boil over high heat for 2 minutes - drain and immediately dump the Broccoli in a bowl filled with ice-cold Water - give it around one minute, then drain well and use as below (done in under 5 minutes!)

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing

6 Servings


1 1/2 cups Frozen Peas, defrosted
1 1/2 cups Zucchini, shaved into ribbons
2 cups Broccoli Florets, blanched    {see note above**}
1/2 cup Celery, chopped

1/2 cup Low-Fat Feta Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
Salt, to taste


1.) Toss together, in a mixing bowl, the Peas, Zucchini, Broccoli and Celery - transfer to a serving dish.
2.) Place the Feta, Vinegar, Oil and Garlic in a blender - blitz until smooth and creamy - season with Salt if necessary - drizzle over salad.

Serve well chilled.

Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing

Healthy, no-guilt, Super Greens salad packed with vitamins and so delicious (only a few minutes to throw together) and the ultra creamy Feta Dressing is to die for !

1 comment:

  1. I try to serve broccoli at least once a week. Great to have a new recipe to try.


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