Herbed Feta Appetizer Recipe

Milena Kukurekovic

Happy September! Most of our family get-togethers are potluck, and with my busy schedule, working around the house, getting kids in school, and volunteering for my favorite animal rescue, sometimes I'm just too exhausted to put much effort into my dishes - and that's why I LOVE this herbed feta appetizer recipe. It's super easy, uses lots of herbs I already have growing on my back patio, and looks, gourmet.

Guests can’t get enough of this thick, zesty dip that bursts with fresh Mediterranean flavor. An easy, quick, and elegant appetizer to have at your next get together or party.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 pounds Greek feta, drained and sliced ½ inch thick
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup green olives with pits, such as Cerignola
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Step 1: Combine the dried thyme, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Lay the feta slices overlapping on a square serving plate (we used the 8" Square White Plastic Plate from Smarty Had A Party) and sprinkle it with herbs.

Step 2: Sprinkle the feta with the entire herb mixture, nestle the fresh thyme sprigs, and olives among the feta slices. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Smarty Tip:

If you're taking it somewhere, mix your herbs, chilies, and cracked pepper in a small container, bring the olive oil with you and assemble it when you arrive.

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