We love any food that combines fresh tomatoes and cheese – pizza, grilled cheese with tomato, pasta – these are just a few of our favorites! To get a little more creative, we made a Greek tomato dip with feta for calcium, extra-virgin olive oil for good fats, and added some green bell peppers for more vitamin A. The salty feta cheese and the sweet, fresh tomatoes (a September Foods of the Month) are a winning combination in our books. Serve this dip with whole grain pita chips or whole grain baguette slices (whole grains are the other September Foods of the Month!).
Greek Tomato Dip
1 cup vine ripe tomato, chopped
1/4 cup plain, reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine the tomato, feta cheese and green bell peppers in a bowl.
- Pour on the extra-virgin olive oil then mix thoroughly.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again.
- Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
- Serve and enjoy!