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National Vegetarian Week 2021

This week is National Vegetarian Week 2021 May 10-16th. Caoimhe has been a vegetarian since she was 7, I on the other hand am not but I am trying to eat less and less meat every week. I have watched and read so many reports on the effects of meat on the environment and its clear that we will all have to do our bit. We, like many, started with meat-free Monday. There are so many fantastic recipes to try. Easy feta chilli salad is one of my favourites, here is the recipe, its super fast to make and so insanely easy!....

that ANYONE could make it, but it also has to be tasted to be believed! – it is simply divine. Karens Oh-So-Easy Feta-Chilli Salad makes a perfect side-salad for any dish, or is delicious served on it’s own or can be used as a filling in a crusty bread roll or sandwich.

I came up with this recipe a couple of nights ago when I needed a super-quick and easy side-salad for a (store-bought) vegetable quiche after coming home hungry and exhausted. I hope you like it as much as my family did.


  • 90g of Rocket and Baby Spinach Leaves

  • 3 fresh tomatoes, sliced or chopped (or cherry tomatoes)

  • 125-180g of soft Feta Cheese marinated in olive oil with chillies & chives – cut or broken up into small 1-to- 1 1/2cm cubes.

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • freshly ground sea salt (or salt flakes, if you prefer)


  1. Wash the Rocket & Spinach Leaves well, and drain well & then put aside for a few minutes to dry (or use a salad-spinner or paper towel to dry off any excess water)

  2. Place the Rocket & Spinach leaves in a large serving bowl.

  3. Add the tomatoes

  4. Add the pieces of marinated feta cheese (drained but reserve it)

  5. Add Salt & Pepper to suit your taste

  6. Stir the oil that the feta was originally stored in, and drizzle some of it over the salad. Add just enough to lightly coat the salad (approx. 1-2 tablespoons should suffice).

  7. Toss the salad gently & serve!

Serve on it’s own or use as a side salad. Take it to school or work with you in our gorgeous bamboo leopard print lunch box


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