4/25/12

Super Quick & Delicious Appetizer: Marinated Feta


I love salty snacks. Potato chips. Pistachios. Pickles. Olives. This past weekend I came up with a super quick and delicious idea for marinated feta. You can use these marinated cubes of feta as an appetizer, or add them to salads or soups. In fact, in the next few weeks I'll share those recipes with you!

Marinated Feta

Ingredients

8 ounce block of feta, cut into 3/4" cubes {I used Athenos Traditional Chunk Feta}
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade.
2. Add feta cubes to a large container and cover with the marinade.
3. Let feta marinate in the refrigerator for at least a few hours.



Here's what your feta cubes will look like:


A few notes:
1) do not throw away the oil: use it as a salad dressing or for a quick stir fry
2) play around with different spices
3) try using orange juice or a flavored vinegar instead of lemon juice
4) add fresh herbs


What are your favorite super quick and delicious appetizers?

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6 comments:

Aviva Goldfarb said...

Looks so simple and delicious, and makes me think of being in the Mediterranean...

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you, Aviva!
It’s great for Greek salads.

Belinda said...

What an elegant dish - great way to impress the guests!

Megan said...

I definitely need to try this! I am a feta fiend!

Carrie said...

I love simple snacks like these! Looks totally delicious.

Jennifer Todd said...

That looks so yummy! Would be great for an antipasto platter!