walla walla onion and feta salad

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Pam Ellingson
Wichita, KS

I love onions so when I saw this recipe in one of The Frugal Gourmet's cookbooks I wanted to try it. Not one to downsize recipes, I decided to make it for a family dinner. Well, I thought I would be eating onion salad for days, but everyone liked it and I had only one serving left by the end of the meal. Don't let the sound of an all onion salad put you off. It is really delicious!!

★★★★★ 2
serves 6-12
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For walla walla onion and feta salad

  • 2 lg
    sweet onions (walla walla, vidalia or the like)
  • 4 oz
    feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped parsley
  • Juice
    of one lemon (fresh please, bottled is ucky in this dish)
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh oregano, chopped fine
  • 2 Tbsp
    white balsamic or white wine vinegar (or rice vinegar)
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1
    pinch of sugar if too sharp
  • 1/4 c
    red, orange, yellow and/or green sweet peppers very thinly julienned (optional)

How To Make walla walla onion and feta salad

  • 1
    peel and halve onions, slice thinly and place in medium bowl. Sprinkle with Crumbled Feta. Add colored pepper julienne if using.
  • 2
    Mix together half the parsley, all remaining dressing ingredients except the olive oil(lemon juice, oregano, vinegar, salt and pepper). Whisk in the olive oil to emulsify. (It will not hurt if it is not completely emulsified) Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  • 3
    Pour dressing over onions/feta, toss well, adjust seasonings and sprinkle with remaining parsley. Cover and refrigerate or serve room temp.
  • 4
    I have found that I like this freshly made, but if I keep it overnight in the fridge it is even better. :) Just remember to take it out a little before serving to warm up so the olive oil will be liquid.
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