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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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Comments

  1. 63

    Just linked up my Lime Shrimp & Avocado Salad! Love this party and it’s perfect timing for summer! Thanks for hosting!

  2. 64

    Linked up my favorite BBQ Chicken Salad too! Off to check out the rest of the goodies!

  3. 65

    I linked up with my best chicken salad with bacon and almonds. It is my favorite!

  4. 66
  5. 67

    Just posted a pic of my salad on Instragram with #saladsocial. :-)

  6. 68

    Of course I follow you on Pinterest. :-)
    Just pinned this post.

  7. 69

    Linked up my Strawberry Mixed Green Salad with a Vidalia Onion-Poppy Seed Dressing. Loving all the great recipes!

  8. 70

    Tweeted about the Salad Social! menusmeals4moms

  9. 71

    What a fun party! I linked up Roasted Rosemary Potato Salad!

  10. 72

    I also linked up Marinated Vegetable Salad. I love new salad recipes!

  11. 73

    Hi Cheryl,
    I linked up my Chinese Cabbage Salad. It’s always a hit at our parties.

  12. 74

    I linked up a warm potato salad!

  13. 75
    Valerie says:

    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!

  14. 76

    I added my recipe: Honey Lime Fruit Toss.

  15. 77
  16. 78

    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

  17. 79

    tweeted about this giveaway and linky party: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/202643485470375936
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  18. 80

    Shared on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208062870469/

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  19. 81

    I linked up my asparagus miso salad and my sugar snap pea and fennel salad!

  20. 82

    Pinned!

  21. 83

    Just linked up my Spanish Salad post. Thanks for this great party!

  22. 84

    Pinned your salad!

  23. 85

    Followed you on Pinterest!

  24. 86

    Shared the social on FB

  25. 87

    Tweeted!

  26. 88

    Just shared on IG too (can you tell I hope to win???) :)

  27. 89

    Oh what fun! I’m off to get my thinking cap on :D

  28. 90

    I linked up!

  29. 91
  30. 92

    Instagramed my salad! http://instagr.am/p/KtIoFxwXJ-/

  31. 93

    Repinned your salad on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/204421270556448075/

  32. 94

    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

  33. 95

    I love all the fun salad ideas! I shared my pasta salad (Old Venice).

  34. 96

    I love a fresh salad for the summer. This looks great, as does the giveaway! Thanks!

  35. 97

    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

  36. 99

    Thanks for hosting! We linked up a ham and olive salad! Have a great weekend!!

  37. 100

    I love the combo of tomatoes, olives and feta!

  38. 101

    I linked up :) Thanks for hosting!!

  39. 102

    what a fun party!!!

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

    sorry i’m so late to link up!

    xo
    kellie

  40. 103

    tweeted

  41. 104

    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!

  42. 105

    I tweeted.

  43. 106

    I pinned.

  44. 107

    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!

  45. 108

    Just added my link. Can’t wait to sit and check out all the great ideas here!

  46. 109
    Carolsue says:

    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

  47. 110
    Carolsue says:

    I pinned the Salad Social Banner on my Pinterest Giveaway Board (cezovski9)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/138204282285315488/
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  48. 111
    Carolsue says:

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/MsCarolsueA/status/204127175119613952
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  49. 112
    Carolsue says:

    I shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/MsCarolsueA/posts/394266553949479
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  50. 113

    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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