Dressing feta refers to a dressing that is made by combining feta cheese with a range of ingredients, like cream, spices and herbs. Feta becomes very thick and creamy when it is whipped or blended with cream and oil, and the salty tangy taste of the cheese lends itself well to a range of dishes.
Preparation Overview of Dressing Feta
Feta cheese comes in many forms. It comes in cubes, crumbs and even chewy slices. The cheese is usually whipped or blended with red wine vinegar, cream, fresh thyme, oregano, pepper, flavorful olive oil, water, grated black pepper, champagne, tomatoes, etc. to make a thick dressing. Low fat varieties of dressing feta are made by whipping the feta cheese with yoghurt and low fat cottage cheese. This is usually chilled and poured on top of the dressing just before serving.
Serving Dressing Feta
The dressing feta is chilled and poured on top of the salad which is then tossed with the dressing and served chilled.
Popular Dressing Feta Recipes
Popular combinations of the dressing feta are as follows-
- A Ceasarish-variety of salad is made by tossing romaine lettuce, red onions, garlic-tossed croutons, sliced tomatoes, and chives. The salad is covered with a dressing made from feta cheese, red wine vinegar, olive oil, cream and pepper. This is usually served with tabbouleh.
- Mashed tuna fish, chopped capers, green olives, scallions, chives, are tossed with a whipped feta cheese, cream and pepper dressing. Winter greens, sliced pears and toasted pecans are also added to the dish and served alongside with the salad.
- Broccoli salad with creamy feta dressing is made by steaming broccoli and mixing with chickpeas, garlic, and pepper. This is then tossed with feta cheese, yoghurt, lemon juice, garlic and pepper.
- Dressing feta may also be used as a thick dip with seafood, roasted meats, sautéed vegetables and toasted bread. Feta cheese, tahini, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper are whipped together and served as a chilled dip or as a dressing on top of salads.
- A very popular dressing from Eva Zane’s Book of Greek Cooking combines crushed feta cheese, mayonnaise, minced garlic cloves, red wine vinegar, salad herbs like basil, tarragon, cardamom, thyme, anise seed, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil. This dressing is used chilled on top of fresh vegetables, fruits and even meats.
- Fruits like watermelon, citrus, almonds, pine nuts, pineapples, pears, pomegranate, and oranges are tossed with creamy feta dressing and served cold as a salad.
Dressing Feta Nutritional Value
A single cup of Dressing Feta contains 1277 calories. The total fat content is 137.45 g, the cholesterol content is 57.76mg, the sodium content is 892.51mg, the potassium content is 106.49mg, the carbohydrate content is 6.73g and the protein content is 9.63g