Once you make this recipe, you'll want to keep a jar of marinated feta on hand for those last minute guests or as a delicious snack. Serve with sliced meats and crusty bread, or crumble with tomatoes and cucumbers for a light summer salad. The feta should keep for a few months in the fridge, as long as it remains covered by olive oil, so add additional oil as needed.
Yield: 1 pint jar (or ½ lb) marinated feta
- 8 oz block feta cheese
- 1 sprig fresh oregano
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 6 garlic chives or chive blossoms
- 1 dried hot chili (optional)
- Olive oil
- Cut feta cheese into cubes. Fill a pint-sized glass jar or container with feta, herbs, and chili. Pour in olive oil until the jar is filled (or at least until the contents are fully covered).
- Secure an airtight lid and refrigerate overnight (or longer). Let mixture come to room temperature before serving.
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