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Marinated Feta Cheese with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Serves 8
Time 48 hr 10 min
Spoon this elegant snack onto crackers or toast and serve alongside fresh veggies or a salad for a light lunch. Use any leftover olive oil from the jar to make fragrant salad dressings or marinades.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound feta cheese drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
  • 2 wide strips lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Method

Put cheese into a glass pint jar. Gently tuck thyme, zest, bay leaf and peppercorns into the jar, and then cover contents with oil. Seal tightly and chill for at least 2 days or up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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  • 1/2 pound feta cheese drained, patted dry and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
  • 2 wide strips lemon zest removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil