Orange-and-Fresh-Herb Marinated Feta //

Orange-and-Fresh-Herb Marinated Feta




Yield 6 servings

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!


To serve


In a small bowl, combine the garlic, peppercorns, fennel, orange zest, basil, and mint.

Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the herb mixture onto the bottom of a 1-pint (475 ml) glass jar. Add 1 slice (or a few cubes) of feta cheese. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of the herb mixture, and then add another slice of feta cheese. Continue layering, pressing and tucking slices into the sides of the jar if needed. Cover with the oil. Close the jar and refrigerate for at least 24 hours to allow flavors to infuse (the marinated cheese will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week).

Bring back to room temperature before serving. Serve with fresh crusty bread or pita bread slices.


To create orange zest strips, use a vegetable peeler to first collect the peel and then julienne into thin strips. Alternatively, use a round-handled zester to julienne the peel of whole fruits in no time.

Courses Appetizer

Recipe by Food Nouveau at