An A-list feta salad with crispy vegetables

This was the salad that landed me Elizabeth Taylor as my first client when I moved to LA. The irony didn’t escape me  – a codependent with eight husbands! Would definitely have sent her a copy of the manual if she was still here.

Feta salad

  • assorted lettuce
  • tomatoes, sliced
  • baby carrots
  • sugar snap peas
  • red peppers, sliced
  • Calamata olives
  • feta cheese
  • sweet potato, julienned
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 leeks, cut into match sticks
  • Heat enough oil in a saucepan to just cover the base of the pan. Saute the sweet potatoes, carrots and leeks in batches until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Place the lettuce in a mixing bowl and toss with dressing just enough to coat. Place a heap of lettuce in the middle of a large platter or individual servings. Scatter the vegetables around the base of the lettuce together with the feta cheese. Gently place the crispy vegetables on top, drizzle with dressing and serve.


  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ – ¾ cup olive oil

Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except the oil. Whisk well. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking continuously to create an emulsion. If you prefer a sweeter dressing add 1 tablespoon sugar.

Author, foodie, political junkie and currrently writing a series for children, giving bible stories a much needed makeover, free from religious dogma. Author of Hot Cuisine, a book written on men and food and co-wrote When Loving Him Hurts and The Affair.

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2 comments on “An A-list feta salad with crispy vegetables
  1. thedevenlee says:

    Sounds lovely! I will make this soon


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