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Marinated Feta with Olives and Roasted Red Pepper

Marinated Feta with Olives and Roasted Red Pepper

Not too long ago Peter posted about a meze (a Greek appetizer) of marinated feta with olives that looked really good. Since I was having so many other Greek flavoured dishes this week I though what better time to try it. I went to Greek town and found some nice imported Greek feta and black olives (along with some baklava). This dish was super easy to put together, though, since I roasted my own red pepper it took a bit longer. It tasted great! The flavours all came together really nicely. Even though the feta and the olives were great, I felt that the roasted red pepper stole the show. The sweetness of the roasted red pepper went really well with the balsamic vinegar. The sweet and balsamicy roasted red pepper then went really well with the salty feta and olives. I will definitely be making this again.

Ingredients:
2 slabs of feta (cut into bite sized cubes)
1/2 cup black olives (pitted)
1/2 cup green olives (pitted)
1 roasted red pepper (sliced)
1 red onion (diced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
pepper to taste
squeeze of lemon juice

Directions:
1. Mix everything and let marinate in the fridge for up to 5 hours.

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31 comments:

Lisa said...

OMG! I want this, right now! I'm trying this, very soon, because I'm just dying right now drooling over this picture! Thanks Kevin!!

Ferdzy said...

Oo, that looks so good. Simple and yummy.

sher said...

This looks fabulous! I guess I could share it with guests...but I'm not sure how many would be left after I sampled them. :):)

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

my kind of snack! looks very salty and delicious.

Dani Spies said...

I am having friends over next week and am making tapas...this will definitely be on the menu!!
Thanks again!

Brilynn said...

I've got to make a trip to the Danforth soon, I haven't been in ages. This looks great!

AnticiPlate said...

Yum! I just love your culinary style. So diverse!!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Look absolutely heavenly! Perfect for parties!

Manggy said...

You are definitely living up to your newly-adopted Greek heritage! :D Those look like the perfect party food!

Homecooked said...

This looks delicious!!! Feta,olives and red pepper...awesome combination! Thanks for the recipe.

Anna said...

that's definately a dish most people couldn't turn down if they tried.
feta rocks!

tigerfish said...

That's a huge chunk of feta! Very finger friendly. :)

Sylvie said...

That looks like something right down my street. I'll have to give it a go.

Peter M said...

Kevin, the dish looks wonderful and yes, they are so easy and delicious.

If I could, I give you a free ticket to Greece!

Patsyk said...

You are making me want to do a Greek themed meal now! What a fantastic flavor combination, I can almost taste it right now.

Elle said...

Kevin, that is some gorgeous food! I can almost taste it...

Daziano said...

Sounds like a perfect antipasto to me!!!

Psychgrad said...

Great appetizer Kevin. My supervisor loves olives (the entire fridge at work smells like a big olive -- kind of gross). So, this could be a great option to serve him when we do his birthday potluck.

Deborah said...

Ohhh, I have all of these things at home right now! I might be making myself a little appetizer tonight!

RecipeGirl said...

These look like some yummy bites!

Helene said...

All the ingredients I love in one appetizer. Looks good.

White On Rice Couple said...

I saw this on Peters site too and love it! Love your presentation...I want to eat two plates of it!

chriesi said...

These are great. Yummy

nicisme said...

I really love these, the flavours and colours, so good!

Bellini Valli said...

These are so simple and yet so packed full of flavour Kevin:D

Jaime said...

yum! i don't like olives but i could totally see myself making this w/everything but the olives.... great appetizer idea!

Arfi Binsted said...

i always love enjoying feta with olives and grilled pepper. yummy as appetizer with crusty sourdough bread! great entry, Kevin!

Kalyn said...

Oh yes, everything here sounds just delicious to me!

lnwn said...

any serving suggestions? bread? crackers? skewers like in the picture?

Kevin said...

lnwn: Bread goes perfectly with it. You can dip it into the leftover marinade to make sure that none of it goes to waste.

Cate Fisher said...

Just made this for my new years party. I ended up doubling the marinade and only using half of a red onion. The bite I just tried was delicious though. This will go into the regular party rotation.

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