Olive Oil & Herbs Soaked Feta Cheese Recipe Is Mediterranean Magic by 30Seconds Food

Olive Oil & Herbs Soaked Feta Cheese Recipe Is Mediterranean Magic

Why do we love this marinated feta cheese recipe? A study published in JAMA Networks Open has shown a correlation between consuming a spoonful of olive oil each day and a 28 percent reduced risk of dementia-related deaths. Not only that, there are the health benefits of feta, the additional health benefits of olive oil and the health benefits of fresh herbs. Wait! We almost forgot that this olive oil soaked feta is absolutely delicious as a snack, appetizer or part of a charcuterie board.

To make this easy Mediterranean marinated feta recipe you will need just four simple ingredients. Here is your shopping list: feta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and either crushed red pepper flakes or whole peppercorns. You don't even have to wait to eat the cheese after making it. But the longer it sits, the more the flavors meld (we can't wait and eat it immediately!).

Serve this feta recipe as an appetizer with bread or crackers, as a healthy snack or put it on a charcuterie board along with other cheeses, olives, nuts, dried fruits and other delicacies.

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Cuisine: Mediterranean / Greek
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10


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Recipe Notes

  • Buy the best olive oil you can for this recipe. It really does make a difference!
  • Use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand.
  • You can use both whole peppercorns and crushed red pepper flakes if you like spice.
  • Store the cheese in an airtight container in the fridge. Let it come to room temperature before serving.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the feta into a bowl or onto a serving plate. 
  2. Sprinkle with the herbs and crushed red pepper flakes or peppercorns.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 135

Total Fat: 11.6g

Saturated Fat: 4.4g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 256mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6.7g

Dietary Fiber: 2.8g

Total Sugars: 2g

Protein: 4.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 131mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 223mg

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Elisa Schmitz
My favorite oil on top of my favorite cheese? Yes, please!

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