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Feta, olives and sundried tomatoes in oil.

Marinated Feta In Oil

This marinated feta in oil is quick to make and full of flavor. These delicious little bite-sized pieces are great for making fast appetizers, putting into salads, spreading on crostini, and more.
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 0 mins
Chilling Time : 1 day
Total Time : 1 d 15 mins
Cuisine: : Mediterranean
Course : Appetiser, Snacks
Servings : 4 (makes 1 x 330 ml / 10 ounce jar of marinated feta)
Calories : 218 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $3.70 or $.92 a serve

EQUIPMENT

  • 300 - 400 ml (10 - 13 fluid ounce) wide-mouth jar with a tight-fitting lid.

INGREDIENTS

  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces feta) cubed – see notes
  • 2 tablespoons sundried tomato oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or enough to cover the feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes strips
  • 5 pitted black olives sliced into thirds
  • ½ teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 - 2 small sprigs of fresh rosemary washed and dried
  • 1 - 2 pieces of lemon peel about 4-5 cm (1.5 – 2 inches) long
  • 1 - 2 pieces of orange peel about 4-5 cm (1.5 – 2 inches) long

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash the jar in hot soapy water, rinse well, and thoroughly dry.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of sundried tomato oil and put this into the jar with the dried Italian herbs.
  • Pour in the olive oil. If necessary, use a spoon to mix the two oils to get an even color.
  • Next, layer in the feta, sundried tomatoes, olives, peppercorns, and sprigs of rosemary to the oil in the jar.
  • If there are any pieces of feta poking out of the oil, gently push them down into the oil. If necessary, you can top the jar up with a little more sundried tomato oil or olive oil.
  • Seal the jar and store it in the fridge for at least 24 hours before using. Note: The oil will solidify when it gets cold - this is normal.
  • This will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.
  • To Serve
    Remove the jar from the fridge and allow it to stand at room temperature for about 30 - 60 minutes so that the oil can become liquid again. As soon as you have finished using it, place it back in the fridge.

Notes

How to cut feta
  • If using firm feta, cut it into cubes. We like 1.5 cm (½ inch) cubes, but they can be larger if you prefer.
  • If using soft feta, because it is so soft and crumbly, you are better off breaking it into smaller pieces as you add it to the jar.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Feta In Oil
Serving Size
 
1 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
218
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Cholesterol
 
22
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
387
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
202
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
275
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
138
mg
14
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure