24.5.10

Avocado Feta Salsa


Lazaro at Lazaro Cooks has a contest this month.  The challenge is to use both avocado and feta cheese in the same recipe.  This is my submission for that challenge.  I used this salsa both with my breakfast taco above and with grilled lamb chops below.  It was delicious!

Oh Pam, thanks for commenting on the plate!  I forgot to talk about it.  I was staying in a friend's home in Saskatoon, housesitting actually.  It seems to be my second career!  So I am looking for plates.  She has this beautiful set of Spode china and it is used for every day.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Every time I took out a plate, I looked at it more than my food.

Avocado Feta Salsa 

  • 1 ripe avocado - peel and pit removed and diced
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tbsp snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, finely diced

Directions
  1. Carefully mix together the avocados, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in a bowl. Add in the oregano and parsley, then gently stir in olive oil and vinegar, now the feta. Cover, and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2-6 hours. 









24 comments:

  1. I don't know which I like better, the salad or that gorgeous plate!!!

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  2. Sarah, I love this recipe. Itlooks so delicious.
    Bicely done!
    Pam

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  3. Pam> isn't it lovely. I added a comment on my post about that lovely Spode china!

    Pam #2> I would likely have never tried this if it was not for the little contest.

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  4. Looks fabulous Sarah and something this Tucsonian would make for sure. Love the fiddleheads with your lambchops on the GORGEOUS plate!

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  5. What a fresh and gorgeous looking salsa. And yes, I adore that plate too!

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  6. June> will be posting tomorrow a lot about fiddleheads. They are/were in season. If you blink you will miss them.

    Mags> I didn't realize that plate would photograph so well.

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  7. J'aime les 2 versions.
    Elles sont bonnes toutes les 2.
    Bonne semaine Sarah et à bientôt.

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  8. That is my Mother's Spode pattern when I was growing up!
    -Scott

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  9. You have just made my most favorite meal in the whole wide world; I seem unable to resist feta cheese when I see it or avocado and the two combined in a salsa is my idea of heaven.

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  10. Nadji> mercie pour la visite!

    Joumana> amazing!

    Scott> what a coincidence!

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  11. wat a salsa... wonderful recipe...

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  12. That is a great side dish! what is the ferm like vegetable?

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  13. Num, what a bright, healthy combination. I love that it is finally time to start eating refreshing things again. It was cold for so long I thought I'd never get past hot comfort food! Avocado is just the best thing for your skin!

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  14. Not two of my favorite ingredients- but you make it look good!

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  15. What a delicious combo! I love to combine feta and avocado, heck I have both on hand today!! Yum, I can't wait to make this one myself Sarah! Thanks for the great idea for dinner tonight :)

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  16. Jay> thank you

    Tummies> those are fiddleheads and I'll be posting more about them today.

    Deana> I will be eating a lot of avocado!

    buffalo> what? you don't like feta and avocado?

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  17. Andrea> no problemo! I had never eaten them together before but like the saltiness that the feta adds.

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  18. The plate, the delicious avocado salsa or the fiddleheads...where do I start:D

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  19. Your breakfast taco looks delicious, and your plates are just lovely. I do enjoy pretty "crockery", as my menfolk call it.

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  20. The tacos look really yummy:) I've never had lamb so I can't imagine what it tastes like. The plate is so pretty!

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  21. Valli> you are so kind :)

    Marjie> merci beaucoup!

    Holly> you have to try good lamb. I just love it.

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  22. it just didn't taste Oriental..it was just OK..

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  23. Sarah, this is lovely! I could avocados in anything I think, but I surely love this idea! Thanks for helping me with a new way to use avocados. Hope all is well! Roz

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  24. talk about a unique salsa! to me, the avocado is a magical fruit--it can entice me to eat and enjoy any number of other ingredients that i wouldn't normally consume (like feta). really lovely!

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