Super Greens with Creamy Feta Dressing is a healthy, no-guilt salad, packed with vitamins and so delicious (only a few minutes to throw together) and the ultra creamy Feta Dressing is to die for !
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.
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
- 1 1/2 cups Frozen Peas defrosted
- 1 1/2 cups Zucchini shaved into ribbons
- 2 cups Broccoli Florets blanched ( see Note below )
- 1/2 cup Celery chopped
- 1/2 cup Low-Fat Feta Cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil extra virgin1
- 1 t Fresh Garlic crushed
- Salt to taste
Toss together, in a mixing bowl, the Peas, Zucchini, Broccoli and Celery – transfer to a serving dish
Place the Feta, Vinegar, Oil and Garlic in a blender – blitz until smooth and creamy – season with Salt if necessary – drizzle over salad
How To Blanch Broccoli
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!)
Serve well chilled.
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