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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! | foxeslovelemons.com

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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! | foxeslovelemons.com

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! | foxeslovelemons.com

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! | foxeslovelemons.com

Feta Salad Shooters

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

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

Directions:

  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!

    Reply

  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!

    Reply

    • 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!

    Reply

    • 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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