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Crispy Feta Salad

Vaishali Nagarajan
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Crispy Feta Salad RECIPE

Feta cheese is a love it or hate it cheese! This salad is for all the feta lovers and also for people who wish to give feta another try.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Greek
  • Baking
  • Salad
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Feta cheese block- 160 grams
  2. olive oil- 6 tablespoons
  3. Basil- 5 to 6 leaves; finely shredded
  4. Bread- 4 slices; preferably 1-2 days old
  5. Romaine lettuce- 2 heads
  6. Vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  7. English Mustard- 1 teaspoon
  8. Honey- 1 teaspoon
  9. salt and Pepper- to taste


  1. Carefully cut the feta cheese into rough squares, about 8 pieces, making sure not to damage it.
  2. Brush the feta pieces generously with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, on both sides. Season the pieces with black pepper on both sides
  3. For making basil flavoured breadcrumb- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350 F. Add the slices of bread to a food processor and blitz to form coarse textured crumbs. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  4. Add the crumbs to a bowl and season it with pepper. To it, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, mix and spread on the lined baking tray evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and to it, add the shredded basil leaves.
  6. Preheat the oven to 190°C or 374 F. Now coat the oil brushed cheese evenly with the bread crumbs on all sides.
  7. Bake the coated cheese pieces on a parchment lined baking tray for a further 5 to 7 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  8. Meanwhile tear the romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces. Dress it with honey, mustard and vinegar and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season it with pepper and a small amount of salt and and place the salad leaves on serving plates.
  9. Remove the crispy feta from the oven and place 2 pieces on each plate. Serve the warm crispy feta salad immediately.

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Kanak Patel
Kanak Patel   Aug-10-2016

Lovely picture! Must be so yum!

Ambreen Faridi
Ambreen Faridi   Jul-27-2016

I love salad so I will try this pakka :)

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