Feta Cheese In Olive Oil With Fresh Herbs
Feta cheese in olive oil with fresh herbs is a simple yet delicious dish that highlights the tangy flavor of feta cheese.
It involves marinating feta cheese in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. The herbs and olive oil impart a fresh and robust flavor to the cheese, while the lemon juice adds a tangy twist. The marinated feta cheese can be served as a appetizer or a topping for salads, sandwiches, or even pizzas.
It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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The history of marinating feta cheese
The use of fresh herbs to flavor food is also a longstanding tradition in Mediterranean cuisine. Marinating feta cheese in olive oil and herbs is a simple and delicious way to add flavor and texture to the cheese and also to preserve it for longer.
It’s also a very popular way to serve feta as appetizer in most Mediterranean countries.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
Add the oregano, thyme, basil, parsley and then salt and pepper.
Add the feta cheese cubes or crumbles to the marinade and toss to coat.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 10 hours and up to 24 hours.
Remove the feta from the marinade and transfer it to a serving plate or bowl.
Drizzle the remaining marinade over the feta cheese, and sprinkle some more fresh herbs on top, if desired.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!