Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Favorite Salad ... It's Quick , Easy & Delicious {plus my kids love it!}

Sopska Salata + Easy Salad + Easy Meal + Quick Meals + Food Kids Love + Family Meals + Mediterranean Salad

What You'll Need for Sopska Salata

Hands down this salad is by far, my favorite. Ever since I was a little girl I've eaten it in ridiculous portions. In Yugoslavia {Serbia + Croatia} it's called Sopska Salata, and typically it's a side dish rather then a meal. However, I've been known to eat it as a meal, especially in warmer seasons, when it's a very refreshing light summer salad.

My kids are huge fans of it as well, and during potlucks I almost always make it. It's a huge hit with my friends, and to be completely honest for anyone who has limited time on their hands, this is incredibly easy and simple.

Unless baking, I never create meals by measuring ingredients. I like to just eyeball things and tweak depending on personal preference. In the case of this salad, I pretty evenly distribute the vegetables, but go heavier on the cheese and vinegar if I'm eating it alone. Sometimes I'll leave out the peppers, other times I'll add parsley. You can add or remove whatever you are in the mood for. It's super fun and incredibly tasty!

The key though to this salad being absolutely perfect is using the right Feta Cheese {which for sure are not all alike}. I feel very lucky to have a little tiny gem {hole in the wall} 'international market' just a few towns away from me. It carries what I like to call 'real' feta cheese, perfectly salty and moist lol. At the Rose Market, they call it French Feta and is $6 a pound. My husband is not a huge consumer of it, however between my kids and I, we go through about two pounds a week. I only buy a pound at a time though, since it's better to buy it in smaller amounts, to keep it from drying out.

Sopska Salata + Easy Salad + Easy Meal + Quick Meals + Food Kids Love + Family Meals + Mediterranean Salad + Olive Oil + Vinegar + Sea Salt

Enjoy!

17 comments:

  1. That looks so fresh and delicious! Exactly what I need after all this Christmas gluteny!

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  2. this sounds so yummy and makes me think of summer!! i would love both right now....a delicious salad and warm sunny weather!!
    and i can't believe your kids eat this! i'm always amazed when kids eat more than chicken nuggets and hot dogs. ha!

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  3. this salad looks so delicious and it is beautifully presented! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and and hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  4. This looks so easy to make! Might have to try it out. =] Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and Happy Holidays!

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  5. ummmm, YUMMMMM! ... I like to eyeball things too ;)

    Hope your Christmas was magical!!

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  6. Oh yum! I love the peppers in it! And I love the new header. Very chic!

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  7. My favourite salad!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))

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  8. here i am thinking i'm one of the few people who actually love salad. this definately loooks like one to try

    Bright Green Laces

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  9. That looks delish! Always looking for new recipes to try, and this will definitely be one of them - thanks :)

    -miz

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  10. That looks so good. I love tomatoes!
    I hope you had a great Christmas!


    LOVE!

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  11. YUM! looks fresh + delicious!
    Enjoying your blog :)

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  12. That looks and sounds UH-mazing!! I love salads just like that... I eat a salad very regularly with simply leaf lettuce, English cucumber, green onion, dill (fresh if I can), salt, pepper and dressed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Simple but SO delish and refreshing.
    xoxo J

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  13. It's beautiful (and I'm curious to see more of that bowl it's in) -- I really could use a salad right now, especially after all that holiday eating.

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  14. What kind of vinegar do you use?

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  15. @Jennie Hi Jennie! I use regular white vinegar for this particular salad. But totally use whatever you want! ;)

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