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Cucumber Tomato Feta & Olive Salad #SaladSocial Linky Party

 

Salad Social with TidyMom starting May 14, 2012

Are you ready?!!!!!!!!

Today is the day I’ve been telling you about for two weeks.  The day we celebrate SALAD! It’s time to grab those tongs and toss up your best salad recipe.

Why are we celebrating salad?  Because the International Olive Council’s Add Some Life campaign would like to remind us that healthy eating does not need to be boring, bland and unsatisfying

By adding color with fruits, vegetables and heart-healthy olive oils, it’s easy to achieve a satisfying, nutrient-rich diet that’s as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. Bright red tomatoes. Ripe olives of deep ebony. Vivid red and green peppers. An array of bold cheese varieties and crusty breads. Intensely green olives. The warm, golden hue of olive oil. Aesthetically — and nutritionally — healthy eating is a thing of beauty.

cucumber tomato feta olive salad

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My salad is bright and bursting with flavor from cucumbers, Garlic Basil Cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and my favorite, kalamata olives, marinated in a Homemade Honey Dill Vinaigrette.  It’s one of those salads you crave as the weather starts to warm up, especially if  you’re tired of leafy salads that just don’t seem to fill you up.  It makes for a beautiful and tasty lunch, but it also makes a great dinner when topped with a piece of grilled chicken .

Leftovers, if you have any, will stay good in the fridge for several days.  I’m planning to make a big batch to keep in the fridge to eat on all week. 

oh, and this would make a GREAT dish to take to a summer BBQ or picnic! Much more fun and flavorful than potato salad or coleslaw.  This Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive salad would surely steal the show!

Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half ( I used Garlic Basil Cherry Tomatoes)
  • 1 cucumber sliced, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Honey Dill Vinaigrette
  • Salad Greens

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives and cucumber. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle Honey Dill Vinaigrette on top. (Best if you let sit at least an hour in refrigerator before serving.)
  2. Add feta cheese and serve over a bed of greens.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

should keep for several days in the refrigerator with out the salad greens. Eat plain, or over salad greens

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So let’s get this party started!

 

 2 TidyMom readers will have the chance to win a fabulous prize pack worth $150!

 

Salad Social Giveaway Prizes at TidyMom.net

each prize pack contains: 1 William Sonoma Salad Spinner | 1 William Sonoma Salad Dressing Emulsifer | 1 Crate&Barrel Wood Tongs | 1 Add Some Life reusable tote bag | 1 Add Some Life grocery list notepad | 1 Kitchen Aid Hand Blender and Measuring Cup

 How to Participate inTidyMom Salad Social

* GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED *

Congrats to the winners:  Comment #26 Pam  and #92 Rachel

Required:

 1. Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring a salad recipe. It can be any kind of salad. (you can link an old post…just PLEASE be sure to link back AND follow #2 below)

2. Include “Come join The Salad Social at TidyMom sponsored by The International Olive Council’s Add Some Life” in your blog post. (you MUST include this to be eligible for prizes)

3. Starting today, May 14th thru May 21st add your link to your salad post to the widget in this post.(below) and LEAVE A COMMENT on this POST letting me know you linked up. (you can add up to 2 recipes)

4. Don’t have a blog? no problem…..leave your recipe in the comments on this post during The Salad Social party (May 14 – May 21, 2012) **recipes sent via email will not count as an entry

Extra Entries:

5. We’d love your help spreading the word about The Salad Social through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram using the hashtag #SaladSocial (leave a comment letting me know for each way you share)

  • Sample TweetEating healthy is a thing of beauty Join @TidyMom & @AddSomeLife for the #SaladSocial Share your recipes and #WIN at ow.ly/aSN9d
  • Instagram photos of your salad using the hashtag #saladsocial
  • Follow TidyMom on Pinterest and Pin this post using the hashtag #saladsocial in the description (you can pin my salad or the salad social banner)

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Ok, ready to link up?  We will keep the linky open through Monday May 21, 2012. Winners will be announced the following week .  All winners with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winners will be emailed and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.   Giveaways  available to U.S. residents only. Thanks for participating!  

Hundreds of recipes linked up to Past Parties

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Eating salad almost every day may be one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt!  Let’s see what you’ve got!

 

Disclaimer: Thank you to The Olive Council’s Add Some Life for providing compensation and prizes for The Salad Social. The views and opinions expressed on TidyMom are purely my own.

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

134 Responses to “Cucumber Tomato Feta & Olive Salad #SaladSocial Linky Party”

  1. sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:14 am (#
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    oh I wish I could still eat salad, the best I can do it a tomato salad now, I miss greens in my diet LOL. That just sound wrong coming from a sugar lover like me.

  2. Maria posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:21 am (#
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    Loving all of these salads!

  3. Talysa posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:39 am (#
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    Linked up my Creamy Cilantro Lime salad.

  4. Talysa posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:39 am (#
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    Tweeted.

  5. Talysa posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:39 am (#
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    Long time follower on Pinterest. Repinned with hashtag. :-)

  6. Brenda@sugarfreemom.com posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:40 am (#
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    I linked up my Quinoa Chickpea Salad with avocado dressing and my Citrus Fennel Salad. I love you cucumber feta salad, I make a similar one myself!

  7. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:53 am (#
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    I linked up a strawberry salad! Mmm, I’m eating salads for lunch every day now, and why not? ‘Tis the season. :)

  8. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:01 am (#
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    What a yummy and healthy salad! I love the colors and the flavors in this. I especially like that it has a bit of a Greek salad flavor profile from the olives, tomato and feta. Mmm!

  9. Jeanette posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am (#
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    Love that combination of Greek salad ingredients – it’s one of my favorites! I linked up my Avocado and Grapefruit salad which uses the food combining philosophy.

  10. Jeanette posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:08 am (#
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    I tweeted this!

  11. Jeanette posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:09 am (#
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    I follow you on Pinterest

  12. Cassie posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:11 am (#
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    Linked my Buffalo Chicken Salad with Parmesan-Dill Vinaigrette. Thanks for hosting, Cheryl!

  13. Cassie posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:12 am (#
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    I tweeted about the #SaladSocial.

  14. Jeanette posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:14 am (#
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    I shared this on my facebook page (and I did pin this post too – sorry forgot to mention that in my last comment)

  15. Cassie posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:16 am (#
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    I shared on Pinterest.

  16. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:17 am (#
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    I linked up my favorite beef tenderloin salad! Can’t wait to browse through all of the great recipes.

  17. Tanya posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:22 am (#
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    Good Morning, I just linked up “This Aint Your Mama’s Slaw”, there are some wonderful salads being posted. Yummy! Also Pinning too :)

  18. Becca from It's Yummilicious posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:29 am (#
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    I’ve been craving a good salad lately… there are SO many wonderful ones out there. I hope you’ll give my quinoa vegetable salad a try. It’s YUMMILICIOUS! :)

  19. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:30 am (#
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    I added my turkey taco salad :)

  20. Becca from It's Yummilicious posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:31 am (#
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  21. Becca from It's Yummilicious posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:34 am (#
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  22. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:35 am (#
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    I tweeted and linked up another favorite… easy avocado chicken salad. Yum!

  23. Becca from It's Yummilicious posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:36 am (#
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    I added the #SaladSocial badge to my post.

  24. MomHomeGuide posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:47 am (#
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    Love your salad — I love Green salads — I adore feta cheese and olives!

  25. Kelly posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:47 am (#
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    Love this idea. I love salads. I have pinned this post!

  26. Pamela posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:21 am (#
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    I posted my broccoli salad recipe, a family favorite. I look forward to viewing all the entries, I love salad and always enjoy finding new ones. Thank you.

  27. Mimi Holtz posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:39 am (#
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    I linked up with a spectacular Burmese Tea Leaf Salad that our son made for Mother’s Day.

  28. Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am (#
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    I linked up my Italian Bean Salad! Thanks for hosting this link party and contest!

  29. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:00 am (#
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    I just linked up two of my salads – Southwest Salad and Waffle Cone Fruit Salad. What a fun link party!

  30. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:02 am (#
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    I already follow you on Pinterest, and I just now pinned your beautiful salad.

  31. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:03 am (#
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    And, I tweeted!

    I cannot wait to look through all of the salad recipes. How fun!

  32. marla posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:10 am (#
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    This is so fun Cheryl ~ great giveaway! I’ll link up some recipes now!

  33. Raquel posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:11 am (#
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    Loving the Salad Social! Thank you for the opportunity to link up! :)

  34. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:47 am (#
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    Cheryl, what a fun party. I’m so excited to explore all the salads. I linked up my favorite balsamic glazed cherry tomato salad. Enjoy!

  35. Robin posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:59 am (#
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    This is great. Can’t wait to make it!

  36. Denise posted on May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm (#
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    Love this link up. So many great salads to try. I added a photo on Instagram too.

    thanks!

  37. Dannyelle posted on May 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm (#
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    I linked up my grilled veggie and feta salad.

  38. Jerri posted on May 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm (#
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    Thanks for hosting, Cheryl. I linked up my husband’s favorite salad, a simple Grilled Chicken Ceasar!

  39. Jerri posted on May 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm (#
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    I also follow you on Pinterest @simplysweethome.

  40. Beverly posted on May 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm (#
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    I linked up!

  41. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry posted on May 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm (#
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    What great salads!! I am loving all of these!

  42. Kimberly posted on May 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm (#
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    I adore feta and olives so any recipe featuring them is a winner in my book!

    I linked up two of my salad recipes, my Shaved Carrot and Ginger salad and my Simple Cherry Tomato Salad … hope everyone likes them!

    Getting ready to spread the word!

  43. Paula- bell'alimento posted on May 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm (#
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    Loving all the salads. Perfect for National Salad Month!

  44. Anna posted on May 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm (#
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    YUM! I linked up my Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad. Thanks for hosting!

  45. Anna posted on May 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm (#
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    I tweeted about the salad partay! Thanks!

  46. Janet posted on May 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm (#
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    I linked up my Zesty Pasta Salad. Thanks for hosting.

  47. Julia posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm (#
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    I linked up.

  48. Julia posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:12 pm (#
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    I added #2 to my salad blog post

  49. wendy posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:54 pm (#
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    I like combining about 1/4cup cooked cold pasta with 3 Tbsp pesto, 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup mixed greens, and 1/4 cup pearl Mozzarella. Yummy!

  50. Cara posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm (#
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    I linked up Bacon Coleslaw!

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