This Recipe includes
|Mixed greens (baby spinach, mache, lettuce, etc.)|
|(Optional) Red onion|
Spices, herbs and flavoring ingredients:
|Red wine vinegar|
|Salt and pepper|
Why we love it
Provencal cuisine is renowned for its fresh, vibrant flavors that perfectly capture the essence of sunshine on the Mediterranean coast. One lovely dish that exemplifies this cuisine is the Provencal salad, a delectable combination of olives, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese.
This salad is simple yet packed with flavor, making it an easy dish to pair with any sort of meal. Black olives and olive oil are a staple of provencal cuisine, and for good reason. They add a salty and rich flavor that are offset by sweet and tangy cherry tomatoes that also add a burst of color.
And the feta cheese acts as the perfect finishing touch. Made from sheep’s milk, feta is deliciously salty, crumbling easily and making it a great addition to any salad.
When combined, these ingredients create a harmony of flavors that is hard to resist. The salad is also incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit different tastes and preferences.
You add additional vegetables, such as cucumbers or red onions to make the salad even more flavorful. It a perfect choice for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you want something fast and healthy.
What to serve with it?
This Provencal salad goes wonderfully as a starter or side dish with a meat dish that is rich in flavor.
Try a chicken provençale or pork tenderloin, or even a light boursin pasta.
What drinks to serve with it?
You can pair a provencal salad with a light rosé from Provence or the Côtes du Rhône to keep with the Mediterranean theme. You can read more about French wines here.
Can you prepare it in advance?
Yes, you can prepare this provencal salad at least a few hours in advance, but I would recommend keeping the salad and the dressing separately in the fridge.
When ready to serve, take out of the fridge to bring to room temperature (around 20 minutes) and then combine the dressing with the salad.
Provencal salad with olives and feta
An easy provencal salad with mixed greens, olives, feta and a red wine vinaigrette that can be served as a starter or a side dish.
- 5oz bag of mixed greens
- 8-10 chopped cherry tomatoes
- 8-10 chopped black olives
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 200g (3/4 cup) of feta cheese
- (Optional) 1/2 red onion
- pinch of salt and pepper
- In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by mixing the olive oil and rice wine vinegar, along with the salt and pepper.
- Chop the feta, red onion, olives, and cherry tomatoes into small pieces.
- In a large salad bowl, combine mixed greens with all the ingredients including the dressing.
- Toss the salad to make sure that the dressing coats evenly.
- Serve when ready.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
Similar salad recipes
If you enjoyed that, check out our other classic provencal recipes that are easy to prepare. Bon appétit and à bientôt!