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Greek salad with fried feta cheese

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. To make the salad, mix together all of the ingredients, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.

  2. For the fried feta mix together the flour, sesame seeds and egg in a bowl. Dip the feta pieces into the mixture to coat.

  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the feta. Fry for two to three minutes, turning once, until golden on both sides. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.

  4. Place the fried feta on top of the salad with a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.


For the salad

  • 1 roasted red pepper from a jar, sliced
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • handful chickpeas from a can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • handful olives, pitted
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the fried feta

  • 25g/1oz flour
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 110g/4oz feta cheese, sliced into 2 pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, to fry
  • squeeze of lemon juice

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