Tomato, feta and bread salad recipe
Here’s a kid-friendly salad that gets better the longer you leave it - so you can dress it in the morning and it will be even more delicious come lunchtime.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 100g grape or cherry tomatoes
- 100g feta cheese
- handful basil leaves
Step 1. Combine olive oil and balsamic in a small jar and shake well.
Step 2. Remove crusts from bread and cut into a 1.5cm dice.
Step 3. Slice tomatoes in half. Cut feta into cubes.
Step 4. Combine bread, tomatoes, feta and basil in a large bowl, drizzle over dressing and toss well. Set aside to allow bread to absorb dressing.
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- This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.