Thursday, May 22, 2014

Love and Feta Dip


Feta. Dip.



You may have noticed feta cheese's entry into a few of my recipes.

I have a minor (but serious) obsession with it.

It's salty, its crumbly and it is so flavorful. 

It's actually the perfect cheese for so many dishes. 
It is filled with flavor so you can use less of it without missing out on any goodness, while also cutting down on calories and fat, especially saturated fat.


I've made this a few times and it is ALWAYS a hit. 

You can serve it as the dip, or you can even use it as a topping for a burger or sandwich. It works in many ways and is so incredibly easy. It is also pretty versatile.

If you're having a party, I dare you to try this. 
It will be one of the top 5 fave dips of the night. 



So delicious, nutritious and easy-icious.

It's fresh and light. Perfect summertime snack.



Ingredients

Feta, crumbled - 6 oz container
4 ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Salt and Pepper, to taste

French baguette (optional) 
Seasonings of your choice

You can also use chips, veggies or anything you like to dip!

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Slice up the baguette into pieces.

Drizzle with a little olive oil. You can also season with any seasoning you like. I personally added a little dried thyme. It just adds a little extra flavor.

Throw them into the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until crispy.




While these bake, begin to dice up the tomatoes. 
Add them to a bowl along with the feta. 

Begin to add the olive oil and vinegar, but don't pour them all in right away. Pour about half of the oil and half the vinegar. Mix, season with salt and pepper and taste.




If you're tomatoes are really juicy, you might be able to add a little less oil and vinegar. However, feel free to add the rest if it if it's looking a little dry.

My FAVORITE part is dipping my bread into those juices. 

I used to do this all the time when I was younger, with the leftover juice from salads.



Plate and serve! 

So freakin' good and so simple.





As always, hope you enjoy (which you will, unless you are crazy and hate feta or tomatoes) 

Just kidding. But seriously.

Hope you all have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend (and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!)

Lots of LOVE,

Eva

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