Greek Salad with Popcorn Cheese

  • prep time8 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4

Try something new in your Greek salad with the surprising crunch of popcorn cheese.

19 Ratings
Directions for: Greek Salad with Popcorn Cheese


2 large tomatoes, cubed

2 Lebanese cucumbers, cubed

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and halved (250 ml)

1 ripe avocado, cubed

½ cup of fresh dill, finely chopped (125 ml)

¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil (60 ml)

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar (5 ml)

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup of Kefalotyri cheese, cubed (250 ml)


1. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375F (190C).

2. Mix all the vegetables in a large bowl with the dill, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice.

3. Deep fry the cheese at 375F (190C) for approximately 2 minutes .

4. Toss salad and garnish with fried cheese on top.

5. Note : You can replace the kefalotyri cheese with a sharp cheddar cheese.

6. If you don’t have a deep fryer, heat 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of oil in a pan at medium-high heat. Carefully place cheese in pan and lightly fry on both sides until golden, about 1 minute.

7. Cheese must be served immediately or it will harden again within a couple minutes.

See more: Salad, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Fry


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