Herb Salad with Feta Cheese


Rich flavors are best balanced with a touch of freshness, as in this tangy Mediterranean salad. Be sure to serve this dish immediately so that each flavor stands out more distinctly.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only (4 cups packed)

  • 1 medium bunch fresh curly parsley

  • 1 medium bunch fresh mint (preferably spearmint), leaves only (2 ½ cups packed)

  • 5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

  • 24 pitted kalamata olives


  1. In a small bowl, make the dressing: Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. In a large bowl, combine the flat and curly-leaf parsley and the mint. Drizzle with dressing, and toss to combine. Garnish with cheese and olives. Serve immediately.

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