Package your marinated feta in a small mason jar and tie a festive bow around it. Label your jar so people know what's inside and be prepared for them to ask for more next year. It's just that good. Do you want to know how to make it? Here's the recipe!
Baked fries are a healthy treat, and when you top them with flavorful additions like feta cheese and diced peppers, who needs overly processed condiments? FitSugar reader CarCarDawn shows us how it's done with her recipe for oven-baked feta fries, which she posted in our Healthy Recipe group.
This recipe provides a lighter oven-baked version of cheese fries, with a Greek flare. Kali Orexi!
I'm always looking for easy appetizers to throw together for an impromptu gathering. Inspired by PartySugar's scrumptious caprese skewers, I decided it was time to test out a Greek salad skewer. All it takes is a quick chop of ingredients and in about 20 minutes, I had a plate full of these delectable bites. The key is to make sure you have the right portion of each component — you don't want to overdo with the Feta or olives. A quick drizzle of olive oil and voilà, the easiest, freshest, and most flavorful killer app ever. It will surely impress your guests so keep reading for the simple recipe.
While the bridal shower was sunny and sophisticated, my friend Ronda's bachelorette will be fantastical and fabulous. Since she's a huge fan of belly dancing, the maid of honor has chosen this sensual dance to serve as the party's theme. Ronda's girlfriends are invited to a belly dancing class complete with Mediterranean nibbles. After the class, everyone will head to a local hookah bar to practice their newfound talent. I'm planning the menu; it will be a spread of delicious appetizers. In between songs, the girls can snack on mini Mediterranean pitas topped with hummus, tapenade, or pesto.
Crisp Turkish cigars are filled with tangy feta cheese. Flatbread squares with mint and ground lamb are hearty and scrumptious. When skewered on rosemary springs and served with a garlicky mint sauce, shrimp is irresistible. To check out these recipes that are perfect for any backyard bash, read more
Although one of her specialties is turkey burgers, lately DearSugar has been in a recipe rut. I decided to help her spice things up with this savory and scrumptious recipe.
Instead of being served on a bun, the burger gets placed inside a pita pocket. The meat is seasoned with tons of fresh herbs before being stuffed with salty feta cheese. Paired with red wine or a cold beer, this flavorful burger is far from boring. To experiment with the recipe, read more
Named for the Greek heir and playboy, Stavros Niarchos, this week's nacho creation is a delectable mix of Greek ingredients. I topped crispy pita with a spicy ground lamb mixture. Instead of using cheddar or Monterey jack, I used salty feta and creamy goat cheese. A "salsa" of fresh tomatoes and kalamata olives finished off the dish. Hot pepperoncinis replaced pickled jalapeños as a heat-inducing garnish.
These nachos were insanely scrumptious. While munching, I couldn't help but wonder why more people don't make Greek nachos? They're to die for. Trust me, run to the grocery store, you must make these nachos! They'd be an excellent starter to a Mediterranean barbecue. For the recipe details, read more
When I opened my fridge the other day and saw fig preserves and almond butter, I thought, "that's like the Mediterranean equivalent of peanut butter and jelly!" Remembering that I also had a block of feta cheese, I took that glimmer of an idea and came up with something weirder: a Mediterranean-inspired marriage of a PB&J and a grilled cheese.
I spread the fig jelly and almond butter on apple-walnut bread (though any sweet bread, such as cinnamon raisin, would do). Then, I added some crumbled feta and grilled it in a skillet coated with olive oil. I figured the flavor combination would either be totally gross or totally good, and thankfully, it was the latter. This 'Wich of the Week is at once creamy, nutty, salty, and sweet. If that sounds like your sort of sandwich, check out the recipe and more photos when you read more
My sister and I recently got into a debate over whether or not meat was necessary on a salad. While I don't think it's necessary, I do think it's a delicious addition. I especially love the way the meat juices create their own sort of dressing. With that said, I must also admit that while I've had plenty of chicken and steak salads, I've never had a lamb salad. Last night I shared a recipe for Roast Lamb for one; you probably don't have any leftovers, but if you do give this lamb salad a try. If you don't — or if you didn't make it — there's a recipe for a delicious lamb too. To get these recipes, just read more