Summer Salad Recipe with Manouri
The most obvious choice of Greek cheese is feta of course but I couldn’t find any in my supermarket. So then I used manouri, a sheep’s milk cheese that is quite similar in taste and texture. Perfect!
- 1 large fresh cucumber
- 7 oz cherry tomatoes (200 g)
- 3,5 oz feta cheese (100 g)
- dried herbs or fresh herbs
- 3 tbsp capers in brine
- good quality olive oil
- Wash the cucumber well and chop off both ends. Cut the cucumber lengthwise in half and then slice it up using a sharp knife of a mandoline slicer like I did. Add the cucumber to a large mixing bowl.
Rinse the cherry tomatoes. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel and slice the tomatoes in half. Then add them to the bowl with cucumber. Chop up the fresh herbs you've chosen for this recipe and add them to the sliced vegetables.
Add the salted capers together with a little splash of good quality olive oil. Season with a little pepper and salt.
Stir well and then check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Chill the salad in the fridge for 10 minutes. Transfer it onto deep plates or bowls. Garnish with some crumbled feta cheese. Finish with a little sprinkle of olive oil and some freshly ground black pepper. Serve cold.