Gourmet Cheese 101

Fire up the Grill . . . for Feta!

Pick up your fresh herbs and veggies from our Produce Department. Grill thick slices of a firm Feta that our cheesemongers will help you select at our Gourmet Cheese Department. Try this recipe from our chefs . . . we can guarantee your guests will ask for second-helpings!

McCaffrey’s Grilled Feta Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp red wine vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

½ tsp Dijon mustard

½ tsp dry oregano

1 tsp honey

4 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced into quarters

1 hot house cucumber, peeled and sliced into ¼” round slices

1 cup pitted mixed olives

½ small red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup fresh mint leaves

¼ cup fresh Italian parsley leaves

12 oz. firm feta cheese, thickly sliced

1 tsp olive oil, for brushing

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat..
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, dry oregano and honey. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss together the prepared tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onion, mint and parsley; place on a serving platter.
  4. Brush the feta with 1 tsp of olive oil. Grill the feta for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Place on top of the salad. Spoon the dressing over the salad to serve.

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