A really nice blend of flavors comes together in this recipe. I made it as a main dish for a summer night and I feel it's probably better suited as a side salad. I made half the recipe and there's no way it would feed 4 as suggested.
Pita Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Herbs
JillyBurke Posted: 08/09/09
apparently Posted: 08/21/09
The mint is what makes this more than a standard Greek salad. I added olives, but otherwise followed exactly. I think 1 pita would be plenty; with 3 as written it almost seemed like panzanella.
merrymer Posted: 07/07/09
Delicious, easy, flavorful summer supper! This was a nice change from your usual summer salad. I made a few changes: substituted basil for parsley (had a bunch on hand), used regular vine tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and omitted the cucumbers for personal preference. The mint really paired well with the lemon juice in the dressing--which was a nice vinaigrette. The pita chips were a nice change from regular croutons; I would definitely do this salad again!
bostonsmaman Posted: 07/28/09
This is freshness on a plate! I love the lemon vinaigrette--I was worried it would be too tart, but with the mix of summer veggies & salty feta, it's just right. I only lightly toasted my pitas and rubbed them w/ a garlic clove half before breaking them apart. I used the herbs called for and enjoyed a perfect balance of flavors.
Jessie123 Posted: 07/16/09
This was a tasty salad, the mint gave it a distinct flavor. My husband and I both enjoyed it. It took a little longer then I expected to prep but worth it.
erinliane Posted: 07/12/09
I agree with Meredith - this is a perfect summer supper! The dressing was light and delicious. We didn't have mint on hand, so we skipped that ingredient and the salad was still great.
skspillman Posted: 07/16/09
Tried this last night. I followed the recipe exactly except I substituted basil for the mint. I found the salad was not very flavorful, and my boyfriend hated the pita in the salad--he didn't feel the texture went well with the rest of the salad. I won't make this again.
cjmelt76 Posted: 10/17/09
I thought this was excellent when served fresh, but the leftovers did not keep well. Other than that, great flavors for the summer!