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This feta marinade is so simple to make and tastes so delicious!

If you’ve never marinated feta cheese before, your life is about to change for the better. follow me…

Marinade for Feta

By marinating the feta cheese, you enhance its delicious flavor and wrap it in an irresistible dressing. Let’s take a quick look at what you’ll need:

Ingredients for the feta cheese marinade

  • extra virgin olive oil – Create the base of the marinade. Try to take some good quality extra virgin olive oil, just because it makes up most of the marinade.
  • red wine vinegar – Adds a delicate background flavor and mint the shallot very slightly. Red wine vinegar is a classic addition to Greek salads (which contain feta cheese), so it works perfectly here.
  • shallot – Cut very fine. It won’t take long, but it adds a nice touch of flavor and some texture too.
  • treasure – This balances all the powerful flavors of the marinade.
  • originate – A classic pairing with Greek feta cheese.
  • Parsley – Make sure it’s fresh parsley!
  • chili flakes – Feta takes spice very well, so even if you’re not good with spices, I recommend just a pinch.

Process Shots: Add ingredients to a small bowl (photo 1), mix to combine (photo 2).

feta cheese cubes

Once you’ve made the marinade, you’ll want to dice the feta. small cubes. However, before you do that, you’ll want to do it. dry it to remove excess brine. This will ensure that the marinade adheres to the feta more efficiently.

What kind of feta to use?

Greek feta works great, if you have access to other varieties of feta feel free to use your favorite.

Process shots: add feta to cutting board (photo 1), pat dry (photo 2), slice vertically (photo 3), slice horizontally (photo 4).

marinated feta cheese

When it comes to marinating feta, I recommend using a large shallow dish. Many marinade recipes use jars or bowls, but I find that the marinade always falls to the bottom; unless you fill it to the brim with oil, which in turn can dilute the flavor.

Spreading the feta cheese on a flat plate gives you everything equal amount of marinade. There’s also no need to throw out the feta cheese and you risk it collapsing. You can just baste it without having to move it.

How long to marinate feta cheese?

meet around 4 hours reaches the optimum pointbut i would say a minimum 2 hours.

Process Shots: Add a couple tablespoons of the marinade to a large, deep plate (photo 1), add the feta (photo 2), pour in the rest of the marinade (photo 3).

Serve the marinated feta cheese

I recommend bringing the feta to room temperature before serving, just to loosen up the marinade again.

How do you use marinated feta cheese?

  • snack tray
  • Cheeseboard
  • Food to eat with your hands
  • dressed with salads
  • On toast with tomatoes (photo below)

Looking for other marinated recipes? Discover my Burrata Salad with Marinated Olives and Marinated Tomatoes!

Well, let’s get into the full recipe for this marinated feta, shall we?

How to marinate feta cheese (full recipe and video)

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, parsley, shallot, oregano, and chili flakes.

  • Pat the feta cheese dry, then cut it into small cubes.

  • Spread a couple of tablespoons of marinade in a large bowl. Add the feta cubes on top, then pour over the remaining marinade. Pour and evenly coat all cubes.

  • Marinate in the refrigerator for as long as necessary (minimum 2 hours, maximum 4 hours). Gently sprinkle/stir the feta from time to time if possible. Bring to room temperature to serve, just to loosen the marinade.

a) Feta – Try to get good quality Greek feta cheese. It usually comes in a pickle-coated package. It’s important to remove it or the marinade won’t coat the feta properly.
b) Storage – Seal the top well with cling film for more than a few hours. This will last 2-3 days well stored in the refrigerator.
c) development of taste – You will notice that the longer you marinate the feta cheese, the spicier it will be because it is soaked in more vinegar than oil. You can balance this out with a dash of honey if you find it necessary, but this only happens if you marinate it overnight.
d) Use – This is great as part of a cheese board or antipasto board; perfect dressed with salads, but I love it spread on toast with sliced ​​tomato on top!
e) Calories – Quite an overstatement because you’re not consuming all the marinade! About 48 pieces total, so 6 each when shared between 8 people.


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