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Salad with grilled courgette and feta


The first time the foodblogswap was organized I played along, but after that it kind of didn’t happen. Stupid because I love the concept, but as it happens, there are so many things I like that sometimes choices have to be made. But… you guessed it; I will be participating this month!

The blog I got assigned this time is the blog named Kookmeisje (cooking girl) and I have to confess that I didn’t really know her very well. But that is the fun part about the foodblogswap; you discover new blogs and it gives you the opportunity to test out recipes. The funny thing is that her blog reminded me of the one by reismeisje (travel girl) and I thought for a minute they would be related but it doesn’t look that way..


The blog from Anne-Ruth is filled with deliciousness but like I said yesterday I really need to watch my calorie intake for a while so I had no other choice but to look at the salads and skip the ridiculously tasty  chocolate meringues with orangecream and rhubarb compote… Life is hard.. The salad is simple to make and I had it for lunch yesterday. Delicious and that dressing is a winner. I will for sure test out some more recipes from kookmeisje but for now I will stick to the salad. Not such a bad thing either right?


Salad with grilled courgette and feta
Kookmeisje has red onions in the salad and olives. I don't really like red onions raw so I left it out and I forgot about the olives, but I did add in pumpkin seeds
  • 1 bag of lettuce to choice
  • 1 courgette
  • 125 gram cherrytomatoes
  • 200 gram feta
  • ⅓ cucumber
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • some red wine vinegar
  • pepper
  • salt
  1. Cut the courgette in thin slices and heat a griddle on high. Brush the courgette slices with some olive oil and gril until they re cooked and have nice grilmarks.
  2. Put on a plate and leave to cool.
  3. Cut the cherry tomatoes in quarters or halves, Wash the cucumber and cut in half and than in slices
  4. Make the dressing by combining, mustard honey, oliveoil and a bit of red wine vinegar to taste. Add salt and pepper
  5. Put the salad in a bowl and add the tomatoes, cucumber, feta and drizzle with some of the dressing

Ellen was the one cooking from my blog this month and she chose the couscous salad with raspberries and halloumi. I love anything with halloumi so good choice!


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    April 23, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I love salads with grilled vegetables, this is perfect for the warm months ahead!

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    April 24, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Wow, your food pictures look eye popping on your blog! The food looks scrumptious too. Do you have any tips on becoming a better food photographer for a beginner like me?

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      Simone van den Berg
      April 24, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks so much Melanie! I have a whole section on foodphotography on The site under the menu for photography. Maybe worth checking out some of the posts there…:)

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    Holly | Beyond Kimchee
    April 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    What a beautiful salad! Colorful, vibrant, and appetizing, this should be the official salad of spring.

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    April 25, 2014 at 7:09 am

    This salad is gorgeous! The author on your recipe is not showing up for me.

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    April 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Looks sensational Simone. I love the color scheme of the images. Love salads like this fresh and full of great flavor! I should check out this blog swap thing too.

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