Watercress, Feta & Tomato Salad

This really simple Salad is packed with flavour, needs very little preparation, just 30 minutes or so oven time! Ideal for the family or a special occasion, it looks fabulous on the table in a lovely Mediterranean style salad bowl!

Quantities given here are intended to be just a guide, but this is enough for a generous side salad for 4 people.

You will need:

1 Bunch of Watercress, washed, take out the really thick stalks (if any) and roughly tear the rest
1 punnet of Cherry tomatoes
1 small Red Capsicum (deseeded and roughly chopped)
100gms of crumbled Feta cheese
1 tablespoon of lightly toasted sesame seeds (dry fried in a pan for a few minutes)
2 tablespoons of good quality extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 180°c or 160° c fan oven.

Place the whole tomatoes and chopped red capsicum on a baking tray. Sprinkle with olive oil, roll to cover…sprinkle with sea salt flakes and pop in oven for around 30 minutes until they become singed!

To put the Salad together:

Place Watercress in Bowl.

Place crumbled feta on Top.

Place the warm tomatoes and capsicum on top then drizzle the remaining oil all over, sprinkle sesame seeds over.

Serve, preferably as a warm Salad. Can be made ahead, even cook the tomatoes…just pop them in the oven for 5 minutes before putting together and serving.

Salad base can be any mixture of salad leaves….watercress, spinach and rocket are a good combination.


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