Food Matters Project & Feta Veggie Salad

Another weekend has gone by, so it means it’s a new Food Matters Project post!

Unfortunately, this week my dish from Mark Bittman’s The Food Matter Cookbook did not turn out.  Although I was a bit disappointed, since it does sound delicious, every single thing you make does not have to come out perfectly!  (right?)  I think I was trying to be a bit too creative, and maybe my heart just wasn’t in this recipe- so I’ll just have to give it another try sometime down the road.

I did salvage it, by adding it to a salad.  Since I’m not too happy with the flavors my fritters had, I won’t be posting the recipe.  Lena, from Mrs. Garlic Head, chose this recipe all the way from Switzerland.  It was a great pick, so you should check out her blog post on Braised Chickpea Fritters for the original recipe.  In addition, look a the Food Matter Project website to see what everyone else made!

Instead, today’s post is a quick and easy feta veggie salad.  We don’t have much in our fridge, just some odds and ends which we’re trying to finish up.  I’m sure many of you have made salads like this before, so I’m not adding any specific amounts to the ingredients.  Check what you have in your fridge- and just throw it all together!


Feta Veggie Salad

bell pepper (red, yellow)
sugar snap peas
yellow squash
feta cheese
olive oil

Roughly chop all of the vegetables and mix them in a bowl.  Then add in feta to your taste, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Lastly, drizzle in a little olive oil.  Serve plain or with some extras (ex: peasant bread, whole wheat pitas, or croquetas)

8 responses to “Food Matters Project & Feta Veggie Salad

  1. I am waving hello to you from Switzerland 🙂
    I am sorry the recipe did not turn out right for you, but glad that you could still make something with the fritters.

    • Well, that’s the fun part about cooking, it can always be a challenge- especially when you least expect it. I’m glad you chose that recipe, it was a good one. I’ve made other fritters before, maybe just wasn’t feeling it this time around. =)

  2. 😦 too bad about your fritters… but nice save with that yummy looking salad!

  3. I shy away from this recipe and in part I think it was due to the fact that I couldn’t imagine braising the fritters. There’s really nothing in them that hold them together. It sounds delicous and I’m sure they tasted very good!

    • Agreed, I think that was my problem! Other times I’ve done fritters include bread crumbs/panko crumbs and eggs to hold it together. So this was definitely a different approach. Next time, right? I always try to make it, and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Not every recipe is perfect.

  4. salad looks great!

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