Spiced Marinated Feta

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Just like shop-bought marinated feta. The feta keeps for three weeks in a jar as long as the marinade covers it. Serve with salads, as part of an entree or as finger food.

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Serves: 10 

  • 375g feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) paprika
  • 2 teaspoons (10g) cracked peppercorns
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) dried tarragon


Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:2days marinating  ›  Ready in:2days10min 

  1. Dice feta into 1cm cubes. Place in bowl.
  2. Whisk together oil, vinegar, paprika, peppercorns, chillies, oregano and tarragon. Toss with cheese.
  3. Cover or place in a large jar then refrigerate.
  4. Leave to marinate for two days, turning cheese occasionally

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Only one criticism. You won't be able to cover the amount of feta cheese called for in the recipe with the olive oil mixture. I found that about half of the feta cheese works. We love marinated feta cheese on salads, and this one does have a kick to it. It was tasty served over some ripe tomato slices, but I definitely can see incorporating this into some of my Mexican dishes, but don't see it on a delicate/tender greens salad (but that's a personal preference). - 04 May 2013

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