Friday, August 27, 2010

Tomato, Cucumber, and Pita Salad

Wednesday Menu – Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Tomato, Cucumber, and Pita Salad
Farm Share Produce – Corn, Golden Rave Tomatoes, Cilantro
Other Local Produce – Cucumber

This salad was a perfect “piece meal” for kids. When I break a dish into its pieces and give those to the kids, I call it a “piece meal”. They had a pile of pita chips (big hit) and a salad of bare cucumber and tomato. I’m hoping someday they’ll enjoy food that touches other food!

Tomato, Cucumber and Pita Salad
Based on

3 whole wheat pitas
Olive oil
2 small cucumber, diced
½ pint Golden Rave Tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup of Feta Cheese
½ medium onion, diced
¼ cilantro, chopped
3 T lemon juice
½ t sugar
Fresh ground pepper and kosher salt
3 T extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut pitas into bite size pieces and arrange on baking sheet. Sprinkle olive oil and salt on pita, toss. Bake 14 minutes, turning after 7 minutes. Cool and set aside.

In a medium bowl combine cucumber, tomatoes, feta, onion, and cilantro.

In a small bowl make the dressing. Mix lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil.

Add the cooled pita chips to the vegetables and toss with the dressing.

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