Organic Greens with Sautéed Dates and Almond Feta

Organic Greens with Sautéed Dates and Almond Feta

  • What's in it?

Organic romaine, Medjool dates, olive oil, salt

blanched almonds, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, water

  • Where did I find it?

Date recipe - Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates, Food 52, Genius Recipes
Almond Feta -, I Wish I Could Cook, Vegetarian Times, April 2009
  • Why do I like it?

The almond feta is tart, tangy and so similar to dairy feta cheese.  There are so many uses for this cheese.  As a spread on crackers, on pasta or just about anywhere you would use feta.  It has a soft consistency so keep that in mind if you swap it for cubed or grated feta.

I was making salad one night and wanted to use the warm dates.  I happened to have the almond feta in the fridge and decided to put the two together.  Instead of dressing, I simply squeezed fresh lemon over the salad.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

No changes on the date recipe, it is great as is!

I made a few adjustments to the almond feta:

Used a nut milk bag instead of triple layer cheesecloth.  

Omitted the herb olive oil drizzle on the top.

Baked in a glass baking dish or large ramekin at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

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