Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

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Metro had a great promotion on their Feta Cheese. Buy one get one free. Well I can’t resist a good deal so I cleared out their entire shelf and came home with 10 packages of feta cheese. They’re marked down because they are set to expire soon. Since my family loves feta cheese I knew we could go through them before they turned bad. I also had my mind set on making marinated feta cheese for the last few weeks, but I wasn’t keen on spending $5 on the feta cheese. When they went on sale I knew this was my chance!

There are lots of recipes for marinating cheese, from feta to mozzarella to goat. But personally I love the tang of feta cheese and how beautifully it mixes with Lebanese spices. I used Dried Mint,
Sumac Seeds and Za’atar. These are all classic spices that you’ll see in most salads, sprinkled on meats and pretty much everything else. The mint you can purchase from any grocery store. The sumac seeds and za’atar on the other hand can be found in Middle Eastern Grocery Stores.

 

I wanted to garnish it with lots of fresh mint, but I didn’t have any. You know who has a big pot of bush in front of her house? Molly! So I ran over and snipped a handful of mint leaves and raced back home to finish the recipe. Check out that pot! It’s so full that I don’t even think she realised that I robbed her of a couple of precious leaves. In fact, I already called the mint when she leaves. Oh just thinking of all the things I’ll make with this mint makes her leaving just a smudge easier (not really. It sucks!).

After you snuggly stuff the ingredients in layers, top it with good quality olive oil and then just wait a couple of days to allow everything to marinate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese

This recipe will fill a 1 Quart Jar! Feel free to switch out the sumac or za'atar for your favourite herbs

10Prep Time

2880Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 500g Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Olives
  • 2-3 Red Chilis
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Za'atar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sumac Seeds (or 1 teaspoon ground Sumac)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dried Mint
  • Salt
  • 3 sprigs fresh Mint
  • Olive Oil to the top

Instructions

  1. Layer all of the ingredients in a large jar, pushing down to pack everything in.
  2. Fill the jar with olive oil.
  3. Cover with a lid and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 days before opening.

Notes

The longer you refrigerate this the better it'll taste!

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9 Comments on Lebanese Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

Immaculate said : Guest Report May 10, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Just like you , I can't resist a good sale . Always makes me go overboard when my favorite items are featured. I would have stocked up with these too! It's summer and you can use these up in so many ways. This combination here is just full of flavor . Thanks for sharing

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 10, 2016 at 10:03 PM

Sumac is my favorite! I can coat everything with sumac ;)

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 10, 2016 at 8:59 PM

Well aren't you an awesome sister! Hope he loves them!

jacqueline | i sugar coat it! said : Guest Report May 10, 2016 at 7:19 PM

I LOVE the amazing flavours in this - especially the sumac za'atar!

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Sarah said : Guest Report May 10, 2016 at 7:12 PM

I don't eat olives but my brother is their biggest fans! I bet he'll love these, I'll have to make them for him ASAP!

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 10, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Well don't worry you'll love the feta cheese! Lebanese spices are amazing aren't they!

Brian Jones said : Guest Report May 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM

The flavours in this sound absolutely wonderful, I topped up on Sumac on a trip to the big city yesterday... Gotta give it a try sans olives though as I can't stand olives ;)

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report May 10, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Well then you'll have to indulge in the feta cheese instead! They're addicting my good!

Diana said : Guest Report May 10, 2016 at 2:33 PM

I don't eat olives, but my Mum always makes these at home as she lives in Jordan! :)

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