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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)

Button for your sidebar or post – if you would like a button for your sidebar or post, use the one below

Salad Social buttonclick here to get the code to copy for button

 

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. Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm (#
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    Just linked up my Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad! Love this party and it’s perfect timing for summer! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm (#
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    Linked up my favorite BBQ Chicken Salad too! Off to check out the rest of the goodies!

  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm (#
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    I linked up with my best chicken salad with bacon and almonds. It is my favorite!

  4. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm (#
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    Just posted a pic of my salad on Instragram with #saladsocial. :-)

  5. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on May 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm (#
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    Of course I follow you on Pinterest. :-)
    Just pinned this post.

  6. Aimee @ Menus and Meals for Moms posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm (#
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    Linked up my Strawberry Mixed Green Salad with a Vidalia Onion-Poppy Seed Dressing. Loving all the great recipes!

  7. Aimee @ Menus and Meals for Moms posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm (#
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    Tweeted about the Salad Social! menusmeals4moms

  8. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates posted on May 15, 2012 at 2:19 am (#
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    What a fun party! I linked up Roasted Rosemary Potato Salad!

  9. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates posted on May 15, 2012 at 2:36 am (#
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    I also linked up Marinated Vegetable Salad. I love new salad recipes!

  10. Jane posted on May 15, 2012 at 6:33 am (#
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    Hi Cheryl,
    I linked up my Chinese Cabbage Salad. It’s always a hit at our parties.

  11. Aimee @ Simple Bites posted on May 15, 2012 at 6:59 am (#
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    I linked up a warm potato salad!

  12. Valerie posted on May 15, 2012 at 7:19 am (#
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    My favorite salad is Asain Coleslaw. You dice 6 green onions and mix them in a large bowl with a bag of Coleslaw mix. For the dressing, mix together 3 T olive oil, 3 T apple cider vinegar, 3 T Splenda, and the flavor packet of a package of Chicken Ramen Noodles. Drizzle the dressing over the coleslaw and mix well. Crush the reserved ramen noodles and sprinkle them over the top before serving! Yum!

  13. Becky @lovetobeinthekitchen posted on May 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm (#
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    I added my recipe: Honey Lime Fruit Toss.

  14. Amy Tong posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:14 am (#
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    Love your Cucumber tomato feta olive salad! I shared the linky party and giveaway with my facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/uTry.it/posts/301903923228196

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  15. Amy Tong posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:16 am (#
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    tweeted about this giveaway and linky party: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/202643485470375936
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  16. Amy Tong posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:18 am (#
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    Shared on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208062870469/

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:18 am (#
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    I linked up my asparagus miso salad and my sugar snap pea and fennel salad!

  18. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on May 16, 2012 at 3:20 am (#
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    Pinned!

  19. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    Just linked up my Spanish Salad post. Thanks for this great party!

  20. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    Pinned your salad!

  21. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#
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    Followed you on Pinterest!

  22. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm (#
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    Shared the social on FB

  23. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm (#
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    Tweeted!

  24. mistysmornings posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm (#
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    Just shared on IG too (can you tell I hope to win???) :)

  25. Tickled Red posted on May 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm (#
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    Oh what fun! I’m off to get my thinking cap on :D

  26. Rachel @ My Coffee Cravings posted on May 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm (#
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    I linked up!

  27. Rachel @ My Coffee Cravings posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm (#
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  28. Rachel @ My Coffee Cravings posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm (#
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    Instagramed my salad! http://instagr.am/p/KtIoFxwXJ-/

  29. Rachel @ My Coffee Cravings posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm (#
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    Repinned your salad on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/204421270556448075/

  30. Sheila @Eat2gather posted on May 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm (#
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    Cheryl,
    Yum! so many great salad recipes so little time! I linked up Thai Chicken Salad. Thanks for putting together this fun link up and giveaway ; D
    Sheila

  31. kristen duke photography posted on May 17, 2012 at 7:37 am (#
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    I love all the fun salad ideas! I shared my pasta salad (Old Venice).

  32. Kristina Vanni posted on May 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm (#
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    I love a fresh salad for the summer. This looks great, as does the giveaway! Thanks!

  33. Kristi posted on May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm (#
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    What a FUN party! I linked up my Chicken & Fruit Salad as well as my Easy Summer Salad. Everything looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to check out all the links. Thanks bunches for hosting and for an awesome give-away!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

    • Kristi replied on May 17th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      I also pinned to my Pinterest boards and announced the give away on Facebook!! Such a great give-away!

  34. Amber @ Recipes We Love posted on May 18, 2012 at 9:01 am (#
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    Thanks for hosting! We linked up a ham and olive salad! Have a great weekend!!

  35. bridget {bake at 350} posted on May 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm (#
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    I love the combo of tomatoes, olives and feta!

  36. Kelsey posted on May 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm (#
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    I linked up :) Thanks for hosting!!

  37. nest of posies posted on May 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm (#
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    what a fun party!!!

    i’ll be referring back to this all summer long!

    sorry i’m so late to link up!

    xo
    kellie

  38. nest of posies posted on May 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm (#
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    tweeted

  39. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on May 19, 2012 at 9:03 am (#
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    Hi Cheryl! I just linked up my Mexican Grilled Chicken Salad…it’s an oldie, but a real goodie. It makes a fabulous presentation, and I love that it can be completely prepared a few hours before serving. I make it several times a summer – everyone always loves it!

  40. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on May 19, 2012 at 9:07 am (#
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    I tweeted.

  41. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on May 19, 2012 at 9:08 am (#
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    I pinned.

  42. Jackie (mykitchenaddictions.com) posted on May 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm (#
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    I just posted my Winter Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing…Tweeted, and Pinned on Pinterest too! I have a question. I have a red x by my post above. Did I do something wrong? Also…How do you get the name of the recipe below the picture? Thanks!

  43. Mercy posted on May 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm (#
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    Just added my link. Can’t wait to sit and check out all the great ideas here!

  44. Carolsue posted on May 20, 2012 at 3:28 am (#
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    Your giveaway is posted on my blog. I featured the Cucumber, Tomato, Feta & Olive Salad
    http://mscarolsue.blogspot.com/2012/05/salad-social-giveaway.html
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  45. Carolsue posted on May 20, 2012 at 3:30 am (#
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    I pinned the Salad Social Banner on my Pinterest Giveaway Board (cezovski9)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/138204282285315488/
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  46. Carolsue posted on May 20, 2012 at 3:31 am (#
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    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/MsCarolsueA/status/204127175119613952
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  47. Carolsue posted on May 20, 2012 at 3:35 am (#
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    I shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/MsCarolsueA/posts/394266553949479
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  48. Kelly posted on May 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#
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    Hi! I just linked up with you for the salad social. I’ve posted & linked back on my blog. Following you on Pinterest, pinned this post, tweeted your sample tweet, posted via Instagram and posted your button in my post.
    Thanks for hosting! So fun!!!

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