4th of July Weekend- Mango and Feta Salad

4th of July Weekend- Mango and Feta Salad

This wonderful long 4th of July weekend consisted of…

Sangria while sitting in the sun at Brookline’s American Craft.

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Along with a tomato, basil, and garlic mozzarella salad.

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Chicken wings with honey mustard dipping sauce.

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And fries with blue cheese fondue.

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A 4th of July Red Sox game with my fabulous aunt and uncle.

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The Sox lost 6-1, but we still had a good time. It was the most beautiful day for a Red Sox game. OK, mayyybe a little too hot, but there was a pretty nice little breeze.

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Even Wally, the Green Monster, was dressed up.

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I was wondering why Chris’s farmer’s tan looked like he was wearing a v-neck. Now I see why…

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After the game, we met up with my sister and Adam for a delicious dinner on the patio at Bouchee. We indulged in some escargot.

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And our very favorite flatbreads. Gruyere, Caramelized onion, and ham.

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And sweet sausage, grape, and gorgonzola.

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Then we met up with Chels and took a walk around the esplanade to watch Boston’s fireworks show.

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Last year Chris and I got right up close for Neil Diamond’s show. We wanted to do the same this year to see Toby Keith, but we didn’t get there until pretty late. And I have horrible memories of the show ending last year and not even being able to move an inch for a half hour.

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So, we kept a bit of distance, but had the perfect view of the fireworks.

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And when the show was over, we weren’t stuck in huge mobs of people.

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We kept saying how weird it was to be able to walk along Storrow Drive and walk along the exit we normally drive off of. Storrow is a really, really busy 3-lane road around Boston.

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Monday has been all about relaxation (in the super hot weather!) and taking a HUGE trip to the grocery store. The fridge has been empty and desperately needed to be refilled.

Of course, the sweltering weather called for a light and refreshing salad. I decided to mix my feta with some fruit… If you’re apprehensive about the fruit/cheese together combo, don’t be! It’s one of the best things in the world. And since I’ve been craving mangoes lately, I made a mango feta salad.

Mango and Feta Salad:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1/4 C crumbled Athenos feta
  • 1 t minced basil
  • 1 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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This was an incredibly simple and quick salad. I actually bough 2 mangoes to make a larger salad, but one was not ripe at all. So, this was definitely gobbled up by me in about 3 minutes (or less).

All you need to do is cube and peel the mango. And mix with the feta, basil, EVOO, salt, and pepper.

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I sprinkled some more feta on top too. And this was PERFECT!! The combination of sweet and salty is to die for. And this totally tasted like summer in a bowl.

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I’m pretty sure mango is going to be one of my new go-to summer fruits and I will definitely be whipping up this salad again very soon!

What did you do this 4th of July weekend?

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15 Responses to "4th of July Weekend- Mango and Feta Salad"

  1. Erica says:

    How fun! I so miss Fenway- nothing like it. Glad you guys got to watch the fireworks & eat some delicious foods. The mango/feta combo sounds like a winner to me. We spent lots of time with both family & friends. It was just fabulous- wish it wasn’ tover

  2. Shannon says:

    looks like you had a fabulous weekend! and that mango-feta salad sounds awesome. must-try! i did lots of biking, and some swimming and running 🙂 a little relaxing, too, wishing i wasn’t at work today ;(

  3. Simply Life says:

    Oh that salad looks really good as does all your 4th of July food! YUM!

  4. Michelle says:

    Looks like it was a fabulous weekend! My best friend was in town so we went to our friend’s pool, watch the fireworks from a party at the Pru, and relaxed with Friendly Toast, movies and Cambridge Brewing Company today!

  5. kim says:

    Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m a little hesitant about the fruit/cheese combo, BUT I love mango and I love feta (and I am DYING in this Boston heat) so I am willing to give this a try because, hot damn, it looks refreshing. First stop after work: Trader Joe’s! Unless I can convince someone to go to a movie (ANY movie) just to hang out in some A/C ….

  6. Lauren says:

    Looks like you enjoyed a fabulous celebratory weekend! It was a scorcher, but my husband and I cooled off a bit at our friend’s lake house before returning to Boston for the fireworks display.

    The mango and feta salad is intguiging… I’ve heard of watermelon paired with feta before, so why not mango?! It is definitely one of my favorite summer fruits :).

  7. kathy says:

    love athenos feta-convenient size to take to work for lunch

  8. Chris says:

    It’s not even 9 in the morning and I’m sitting here wishing I was back out on that patio drinking sangria. Good times!

  9. Lizzy says:

    Mango and Feta, sign me up!

  10. Maria says:

    What a fun weekend and I love that salad!

  11. What a fun weekend! Mango and feta go so well together!

  12. karen says:

    what can i say but yummmmmmmmmmmm i love different feta cheese recipes now with mango wowwwwwwwww that’s topped my list. <3

  13. Kelsey says:

    the food looks more magical than the fireworks!

  14. Paz says:

    What a fun weekend! So glad your mango and feta salad turned out well. Looks delicious. I think I’ll be making mango and feta salad tonight. ;-)))

    Paz

  15. Becky says:

    This look great, a combo I never imagined! Can’t wait to try it!

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