Mediterranean Salsa in a bowl

Mediterranean Salsa

A unique and delicious salsa filled with big Greek flavors!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword mediterranean salsa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 120kcal
Author Karen Gibson


  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped*
  • 1 roasted red pepper, chopped**
  • 2/3 cup olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 scallions, white and light green part, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley
  • zest from one lemon
  • coarse kosher salt
  • extra virgin olive oil (to taste)
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


  • Toast the pine nuts in a small pan over medium-low heat. Stir the nuts, or jiggle the pan, until they begin to turn golden. Transfer to a plate to cool.
  • Combine the tomatoes, peppers, olives, and scallions in a large mixing bowl. Fold in the herbs, zest, toasted pine nuts, and a big pinch of salt. Lightly drizzle olive over the salsa and mix. The salsa should just cling together, not be coated in oil.
  • Top with feta cheese and serve. If possible, refrigerate for an hour before serving to let the flavors meld.


* When measuring out the tomatoes, don't include the oil, but also don't pat the tomatoes dry before chopping. The residual oil is very flavorful and will also help hold the ingredients together.
** If you have access to whole roasted bell peppers (they often come jarred in water), use one large pepper. If they're already chopped, use about 1/2 cup.


Calories: 120kcal