A delicious holiday appetizer that comes together in only 5 minutes? Sign me up! This 5-Minute Marinated Feta is a simple and delicious way to enjoy feta cheese with pita chips, crackers, as part of a charcuterie board, or even on a salad! Simply add your feta, along with a few key ingredients, to a large jar and you’ll have the perfect marinated feta ready in minutes!
Friends, as the holiday season is in full-swing, I find myself spending HOURS looking for the perfect holiday party appetizer recipes. From my Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread, to my Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash, to even my Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Dressing, the key to the perfect holiday appetizer recipe is something that is hearty, warm, and delicious. After all, the holidays are all about indulgence!
But while some holiday recipes can be a little more complex, I wanted to offer you a holiday appetizer recipe that is not only healthy and delicious, but also so simple and easy that anybody can throw it together! Some recipes claim to be “5-minute” recipes but actually take more like 30 minutes, but this is not one of these recipe. The best part is, this recipe can easily be prepped several days in advance. In fact, the longer it “sits” and the flavors marinate, the better it is!
Curious as to what you need to make this homemade feta recipe? All you need are 8 simple ingredients to bring it to life!
Because we are using both fresh garlic and olive oil in this recipe, it’s essential to make sure that it’s prepared the right way, in order to avoid botulism. So, while this recipe does marinate with time, it’s best that this recipe is served within a few hours of making it, to ensure the safest result!
However, if you do want to prepare it ahead of time, that is no problem. Simply store it in the refrigerator as soon as it’s done, at 40 F or lower, for no more than one week.
To make this Marinated Feta recipe, start by chopping your feta into equal-sized cubes. Toss the cubes into a large mason jar.
Next, chop your green onions and garlic cloves, and add them to the jar along with slices of fresh lemon, sprigs of thyme, and red pepper flakes.
Squeeze the juice of half of a lemon on top of the feta mixture. Then, finally, fill the jar to the top with olive oil and top off with a few cracks of black pepper.
Once done, place the lid on the jar and place it in the fridge to marinate overnight. Once done, remove it from the fridge, serve with crackers, pita chips, or your recipe of choice, and enjoy! Store any leftovers back in the fridge for up to one week.
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