Chilli and Spring Onion Feta with Mixed Grains
This is a quick and easy salad dish which is absolutely delicious and a meal in itself I try to include at least two substantial salads in our weekly menu and this is one of our favourites!
Red Chilli (half)
Handful of spring onions
Bag of salad leaves (I tend to use mixed)
Baby plum tomatoes
Mixed grains (I use these Merchant Gourmet Mixed Grains which you can buy in most supermarkets, you just add them to the salad straight from the pouch).
For the dressing:
2 tbsn olive oil
1 tbsn balsamic vinegar
1 tpsn coarsegrain mustard
(add in the left over oil, chilli and spring onions from the frying pan once you’ve finished cooking the feta)
1. Add the salad leaves, sliced cucumber, sliced spring onions, sliced tomatos and mixed grains into a large salad bowl. Save one spring onion for frying the feta with.
2. In a frying pan, heat some olive oil and add in a sliced spring onion and about half a finely chopped red chilli. Once the oil is hot place in the whole feta cheese and fry for about 30 seconds on each side (just before it starts melting). Remove the feta and chop into small pieces then add it to the salad bowl.
3. Mix the ingredients for the dressing and add in any left over oil, spring onion and chilli from the frying pan. Add the dressing to the salad bowl and mix well.
4. Serve with fresh bread (which is especially nice when dipped in any left over dressing that you have )