Lettuce with whipped feta dressing

Silvena Rowe's creamy cumin-spiced dressing makes this quick recipe an enticing alternative to caesar salad
By Silvena Rowe
Lettuce with whipped feta dressing
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  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 300 g feta cheese, preferably Bulgarian, crumbled
  • 300 g natural, full-fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½-1 lemons, juice only
  • olive oil, to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 700 g little gem lettuce, stem removed, leaves torn


1. Combine 225g of the feta in a food processor with the yoghurt, cumin and lemon juice. Blend until smooth then thin with a glug of olive oil. Transfer to a bowl, taste and adjust the seasoning, adding sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and extra lemon juice as needed.

2. Toast the cumin seeds in a small frying pan over a medium heat, until the seeds are aromatic and slightly darker in colour. Transfer to a dish to cool.

3. Toss the lettuce in a large bowl with just enough of the dressing to coat the leaves. Season the salad again if necessary and garnish with the toasted cumin seeds and remaining feta.

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