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Feta Salad Shooters


Feta Salad Shooters - layers of crunchy cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and fresh tomato and basil. A perfect, simple party bite for the summer!

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People often ask me what my favorite “kind of food” is. I think they’re expecting me to say “Mexican” or “Italian,” but I always emphatically answer “PARTY FOOD!” For me, it is a whole category of food. I don’t just mean potato chips casually thrown in a plastic bowl, or hot dogs on the grill (although both of those things are good, too). I mean special bites, presented in a lovely manner that make a party feel truly special. Sometimes, I’m positive that I was a wedding caterer in another life.

Feta Salad Shooters - layers of crunchy cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and fresh tomato and basil. A perfect, simple party bite for the summer!

I’ve found that often, the most popular bites at a party are the ones with the simplest flavors. Those that take just a few in-season ingredients, combine them in the best way possible, and present them in a beautiful package. There’s nothing complicated at all about making a feta salad shooter like this one. At it’s core, it’s just layers of crunchy cucumber, creamy and tangy Président® crumbled feta cheese, and fresh tomato tossed with a little vinaigrette and basil. That’s it. It’s a salad, but an artful salad.

Feta Salad Shooters - layers of crunchy cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and fresh tomato and basil. A perfect, simple party bite for the summer!

The folks at Président® have the same philosophy as I do when it comes to party food. They are experts when it comes to cheese, and their website is full of simple yet sophisticated recipe ideas for a cheese party, like Feta Skewers and Brie on Garlic Bread. Their high-quality cheeses will enhance anything you choose to make. Embrace “the art of cheese” at your next gathering, and enjoy the compliments!

Feta Salad Shooters - layers of crunchy cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and fresh tomato and basil. A perfect, simple party bite for the summer!

Feta Salad Shooters

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Feta Salad Shooters

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 container (6 ounces) Président® plain crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. In liquid measuring cup, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.
  2. Place cucumber in one small bowl; place tomatoes and basil in second small bowl. Divide vinaigrette between cucumber and tomato bowls; stir both mixtures, separately, until well combined.
  3. In sixteen (2-ounce) shooter glasses, layer cucumber mixture, cheese and tomato mixture. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Président® Cheese

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12 Responses to “Feta Salad Shooters”

  1. Kristen @ The Endless Meal — April 1, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I’m totally with you on party food. LOVE it. There’s something about cute little bites of things and lots of assortment that makes me super happy. I do some catering on the side and these little salad shooters would be perfect for an event I have coming up!

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  2. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — April 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks so much, Kristen. I think that’s what I love about party food – little bites, lots of assortment. It’s the most interesting way to eat!

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  3. Lauren @ Hall Nesting — April 2, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love this idea!

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  4. Sophia Del Gigante — April 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Love this- SUPER easy and cute and hands free way of eating Greek Salad!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — April 2nd, 2014 @ 11:29 am

      Thanks Sophia! I never get tired of Greek salads, in any shape or form :)

  5. Nancy — April 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I don’t like feta (please still be friends with meeeeee!) but I love the look and idea of these pretty layered salads. Party food IS the best! Wish I were munching on a big plate of little, delicious appies right now!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — April 2nd, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

      I GUESS we can still be friends. Actually, these shooters would work with blue cheese too (although if you don’t like feta, it seems unlikely you’d like blue). I think they’d also be really good with a layer of something briny/salty instead of the feta….like chopped olives or somethin’.

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