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Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad with Feta Cheese: Real Convenience Food

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $5.26 One serving costs about $5.26

$5.26 per serving

265 people like this recipe

265 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 vegetarian,gluten-free,primal,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,primal salad
spoonacular Score:91%

Spoonacular Score: 91%

 

You can never have too many side dish recipes, so give Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad with Feta Cheese: Real Convenience Food a try. This recipe serves 1 and costs $5.34 per serving. One serving contains 262 calories, 8g of protein, and 16g of fat. If you have onion, extra virgin olive oil, feta cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 265 people were impressed by this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, primal, and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 92%. This score is spectacular. Try Asparagus and Pea Soup: Real Convenience Food, Butternut Squash & Pear Soup: Real Convenience Food, and Tomato, Cucumber And Onion Salad With Feta Vinaigrette for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
9 tsps
9 tsps extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
1 oz
1 oz feta cheese
feta cheese
2 cups
2 cups grape tomatoes
grape tomatoes
1
1  persian cucumber
persian cucumber
0.33 cups
0.33 cups red onion
red onion
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
9 tsps extra virgin olive oil
9 tsps
extra virgin olive oil
1 oz feta cheese
1 oz
feta cheese
2 cups grape tomatoes
2 cups
grape tomatoes
1  persian cucumber
1
persian cucumber
0.33 cups red onion
0.33 cups
red onion
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Full Belly Sisters

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.26
Ingredient
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 ounce feta cheese
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 persian cucumber
⅓ cups red onion
Price
$0.14
$0.11
$0.67
$4.04
$0.12
$0.18
$5.26

Tips

Health Tips

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
251 Calories
7g Protein
15g Total Fat
22g Carbs
27% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
251
13%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
22g
8%

  Sugar
14g
16%

Cholesterol
25mg
8%

Sodium
532mg
23%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
15%

Vitamin C
46mg
56%

Vitamin A
2661IU
53%

Vitamin K
38µg
37%

Potassium
902mg
26%

Manganese
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B6
0.45mg
22%

Phosphorus
199mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Calcium
195mg
20%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
19%

Fiber
4g
19%

Folate
67µg
17%

Magnesium
52mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.19mg
13%

Copper
0.23mg
12%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.48µg
8%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.75mg
8%

Selenium
4µg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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