This flavorful Orange-and Fresh-Herb Marinated Feta is an effortless appetizer to serve for a delicious happy hour. Bring it to a picnic or use it to add a flavor punch to sandwiches, salads, and pasta!
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It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of l’apéro—the casual pre-dinner event that combines drinks, nibbles, and friends. In fact, if I had it my way, in the summer, I’d do l’apéro every night. It wouldn’t be a fuss either, because I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make it easy to host a delicious happy hour. I have shared all my tips in my cookbook French Appetizers, but the most important one is this: Keep staples at hand for last-minute entertaining. I always keep a bottle of bubbly, white, or rosé wine, a jar of olives, and a saucisson in the fridge, plus some crackers and a jar or two of shelf-stable terrines and rillettes in the pantry. With such basic items at hand, I’m always ready for spontaneous gatherings.
Another of my favorite apéro hacks is to prep a more elaborate snack that keeps (and even improves) for several days in the fridge. These snacks can turn into lunch in a pinch, or elevate a last-minute happy hour. In this category are tapenades, homemade hummus, dips, and rillettes—all of which I have delicious and easy recipes for in French Appetizers, wink-wink—but one of my staples is actually a recipe I created for my first cookbook, Simply Citrus.
This recipe for Orange-and-Fresh-Herb Marinated Feta comes together in a pinch and gets better with each passing day because upon resting, the feta and oil become more and more infused with the flavorings. What’s more, this marinated feta is ultra-versatile, too. You can slip a slice in a sandwich or pita, crumble some over a salad, add it to pasta, or serve it for l’apéro with crusty bread to soak up all the flavor.
Once you’ve eaten all the feta, don’t you ever throw away that marinating oil! It’s so flavorful you can use it in dressings, to toss with pasta, or as a drizzle over fish and seafood.
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