Moreish Mediterranean Platter

 

My Moreish Mediterranean Platter with prawns, olives and feta cheese with oregano

Last week I had an unexpected but also very welcome surprise.

I was delighted to hear that I’m a finalist in the Tot’s 100 2015 MAD Blog Awards in the Food Category! I can’t thank everyone enough who voted for me, I’m over the moon you guys like my recipes and food posts so thank you all so much!

I must say this award nom really is a joint one with my Dad, George of the Olive Tree Greek Restaurants and my Auntie Loulla of Kosmos Taverna (both multi- award-winning restaurateurs who regularly cook on TV too) who taught me how to cook (my Dad even encouraged me to take part in Junior Masterchef aged 9 where, much to his disappointment, I came 4th in the North where they only needed 3 contestants to go on telly).

I rustled up lamb cutlets, and sultana and orange liquor filo pastry baskets and it was that competition that really saw the start of my foodie obsession.

Both my Dad and Aunt contribute to the food posts on my blog, particularly the Greek dishes, and I must thank my husband, Peter too as together we cook, style and photograph so many of our own recipes, with world cuisine a huge passion for us, so this accolade means a lot.

Oh I must add, please don’t forget to VOTE FOR ME again if you’d like me to take the prize home (it didn’t happen for me in Junior Masterchef so it would be quite awesome to now, as a 34 year old!) No pressure, y’all but every vote counts, thank you! 😉

So for those who stop by regularly know, a big part of the food content on this blog is my Tasty Tuesdays link up! I really love reading everyone’s recipes each week, inspiring me to try new dishes each week.

This week’s Tasty Tuesdays recipe is a quick, simple and moreish Mediterranean Platter.

Refreshing, tasty, low carb and healthy lunch perfect now summer is nearly here. #

For those, like my Dad, Papa G, who simply cannot live without bread, enjoy with toasted wholemeal pitta halves or a French stick.

Enjoy!

My Moreish Mediterranean Platter

My Moreish Mediterranean Platter

Moreish Mediterranean Platter

Serves 1

Ingredients 

  • 100g freshly cooked ready to eat prawns
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for prawn marinade, more to drizzle for dressing
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley
  • 50g feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Handful of mixed leaves
  • 3 – 4 cherry tomatoes
  • Apple cider vinaigrette
  • 1/4 lime
  • Bowl of home marinated olives (check out my husband’s olive marinade recipe here)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Method

Around 20 minutes before dining, prepare and marinate your prawns. Place the olive oil and parsley into a bowl and mix. Add the prawns and toss to coat them evenly. Cover and leave for 20 minutes.

Place feta onto plate and drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle oregano. Add mixed leaves and tomatoes and drizzle olive oil and apple cider vinaigrette.

Add the prawns to the plate and serve with marinated olives in a separate bowl. Serve with a wedge of lime for the prawns!

Season with salt and pepper. Eat.

Perfection!

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51 Responses

  1. Wheelie Good Meals

    This is a great linky Vicki and some really good recipes. Your Mediterranean Platter is fab I love the idea of it #TastyTuesday
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  2. Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy

    Oh wow this looks incredible!! But then again your #TastyTuesdays always do! I’ll be voting for you sweet x
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  3. Emma

    Congratulations on being a finalist, you totally deserve it. Were you on junior masterchef? That is so awesome!!
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    • honestmum

      Hhaa I came 4th in the North in the heats before TV and they only needed 3 little chefs, I really wasn’t ready for my close up then so was a little relieved, my Dad was a bit disappointed though #stagedad 😉 x

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  4. Jenny

    This looks delicious! I absolutely adore Greek food. I’d love to give this one a go – I don’t think it would look quite so well presented as yours though! Excited about linking up to #TastyTuesdays for the first time this week 🙂 x

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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Jenny, yay, so glad to have you join, thank you and P.S If they weren’t going on the site, this wouldn’t look as good, promise!

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  5. Mandy

    Lovely looking recipe as always – you totally deserve to be in the finals. Good luck!
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  6. Julie's Family Kitchen

    Yummy looking platter Vicki and well done for making it to the MADs finals – Good Luck. x
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  7. Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    This is exactly what the hubby and I love to eat! A must try! x
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  8. Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper

    Absolutely LOVE platters like this Vicki, especially as I thrive on the lower-carb diet. Thanks for sharing! x
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  9. Helena @ Babyfoote

    This looks so easy and delicious. I love all this type of food and the weather suits it right now.
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  10. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Yay congratulations to you!!!! Good luck with the MADS! And how cool that you went on junior masterchef!! This platter looks super dooper scrummy…in fact it has made my tummy rumble so I am off to look in the fridge!!!
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    • honestmum

      Haha I didn’t make it on TV (came 4th and they only needed 3, much to my Dad’s disappointment), let’s hope I can make it up to him if I bring home a MAD! So glad you like the platter! x

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  11. Amy (Feeding Finn)

    This looks amazing. We love eating like this at the weekend but I never manage to style my plates quite like you do! It looks fab!
    Thanks for hosting #tastytuesday this is my first time posting, will def be back!
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  12. Rebecca U

    This is right up my street! I use to hate olives but now can’t get enough. You have my vote of course! Thanks for hosting x
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  13. Helen

    Congratulations! And that platter looks delicious.
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  14. Fionnuala

    Well done Vicki!
    I love platters with a bit of a few different things. It makes such an easy, tasty meal.
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  15. Mummy Tries

    Clean, stunning delicious food as always Vicki! You of course got my vote, really hoping you win 🙂 xx
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  16. Marta @petiteraisin.ca

    Congrats on becoming a finalist! Welcome back from your travels, and thanks for hosting as per usual 🙂 ps that platter looks divine!

    .:Marta:.
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  17. Mama and More aka Zaz

    Well, that’s the starter dish sorted for my dinner party this wednesday! Yum! And, oh how I miss the Olive Tree food, so delicious. I may try to recreate another couple of dishes for my dinner party in fact. Looking forward to sharing some good food again sweet friend! xxx
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    • honestmum

      Yay I’m so pleased, your dinner party will be wonderful darling, you’ll have to come visit us in Leeds again soon x

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  18. Mel

    I love sharing platters. Yours looks yummy. You’ve got my vote, hun! xx
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  19. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    This looks sooo good! We’ve just got back from Spain so I am already missing all the delicious fresh food there. Definitely making this at the weekend!
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  20. Amy

    This sort of dish is one of my absolute favs, I love grown up picnic food! Can just imagine tucking into this in the garden on a warm evening with a glass of something bubbly. And congrats on this nomination-can’t say I’m surprised and you definitely have my vote. Well done my lovely xx
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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks so much sweetie, that means a lot, oh yes, perfect garden food with chilled white or some bubbles, roll on balmy nights x

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