Marinated Feta Herb Mix
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Recipe type: Seasoning
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Serves: 8 batches
 
This easy herb mix will make many batches of Marinated Feta to serve as a snack or a deceptively easy and elegant dish to bring to a party.
Ingredients
  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
  • 3 teaspoons dried whole rosemary
  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon peel powder
  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • For the Marinated Feta:
  • 4 ounces of cubed feta cheese (1/2" cubes)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Crumble the bay leaf into a mortar. Add the rosemary leaves and grind them with the pestle until they are broken down.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, crush them with the pestle a bit, and mix them thoroughly.
  3. Place in a jar or airtight container for storage.
  4. To make the marinated feta, add half of the oil to an 8 ounce jar and mix in up to a teaspoon of the herb mix. Stir to combine. Add the feta cubes and the remaining oil. Place the lid on the jar and shake gently to combine, allowing the herb mix to distribute throughout the jar. Place in refrigerator to marinate for several hours before serving. Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.
Notes
Remember, there is no need to add salt. Shake your herb mixture before measuring to distribute ingredients. You can use leftover oil for a quick salad dressing.
Recipe by kelly yandell at http://www.themeaningofpie.com/2015/07/marinated-feta-herb-mix/