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Picadillo with Feta

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This Picadillo with Feta is a nice light Mediterranean style salad that takes a break from the norm. It consists of finely diced tomatoes, onions and peppers and mixed in with feta in a simple vinaigrette. Perfect for summer days.

Picadillo with Feta
Picadillo with Feta

What is a Picadillo?  Well, it is basically just a chopped vegetable salad.  Normally, it is comprised of tomato, onion and green peppers.  Quite often, you will find seafood added to it as well.  This is one of those dishes that is wonderful to serve as a light side to grilled fish.  This particular Picadillo has feta cheese.  Not typical at all, but we really like it. 

Note:  When dicing the tomatoes I recommend that you scoop out the seeds from the middle.  it isn’t essential, but I usually do it.  Otherwise, you end up with a liquidly salad.

One of the most common types of seafood to see in this salad is octopus.  I know, you must be thinking strange, right?  Those were my exact sentiments the very first time it was served to me years back.  However, it tastes really good.  Usually when I make it at home, I just add vegetables and sometimes feta cheese.

This salad makes a nice light & refreshing change to creamy salads that you often see at barbecues. I love those as well, but simple vinaigrette salads are probably my favourite. Now that barbecue season is upon us once again, keep this simple salad in mind. It is also makes a great topping for grilled fish.

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Picadillo with Feta

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Picadillo with Feta

A super easy Spanish style salad with a little bit of Feta tossed in!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: feta cheese, tomatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 green peppers diced
  • 1/2 Red peppers diced
  • 1/2 White onion diced
  • 1 Spring onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar.
  • 1/2 Cup feta cheese crumbled
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a large bowl, add all of the vegetables and stir well to combine, Next, add the olive oil, white wine vinegar and salt & pepper. Mix thoroughly to combine all of the olive oil and vinegar. Crumble over the feta cheese and top with the parsley.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least several house before serving. Can keep in the refrigerator for a few days.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Picadillo with Feta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 235mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1142IU23%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on May 20th, 2016
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