Betta With Feta!
A delicious way to add unique, bright flavor plus filling fats and protein to any dish! Practically everything is betta with feta!!!
About Feta Cheese
Made from a combination of goat and sheep’s milk, authentic feta is a crumbly cheese that hails from Greece. With a tangy, salty taste and creamy texture, it is delicious with a wide range of vegetables, beans, breads, herbs and seasonings. It is most commonly sold crumbled, but can also be bought in a chunk or cut into small cubes.
Perhaps the most popular way feta is used in the U.S. because it complements so many ingredients, adding feta to salads is a great way to add flavor, texture, power-packed protein and filling healthy fats.
Try This: Kale Grape Farro Salad
Unlike some cheese, feta has a flavor that is powerful and distinct no matter what it is paired with. This makes it a prime cheese for gourmet grilled cheeses! For a delicious double whammy, pair it with ricotta or mozzarella.
Try This: Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
Pronounced “boo-your-thee”, this way to enjoy feta cheese involves baking a thick slice of feta over your choice of vegetables and seasonings. Served as a side dish or appetizer, you can bake in an oven safe dish or ramekin, or in aluminum foil over the grill. Serve with crusty bread and/or pita bread for the full effect.
Try This: Spicy Baked Feta “Bouyiourdi”
Perfect for on-the-go, putting your favorite feta pairings in a wrap is a tasty and smart way for a filling and all-too-tasty meal in a snap. Yummy feta wrap combos include:
- Romaine, Cucumber, Tomato, Olives, Feta + Greek Dressing
- Spinach, Artichoke, Feta + Asiago
- Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, Feta + Mixed Greens
- Spinach, Egg Whites, Feta + Tomato
- Quinoa, Feta, Tomato + Avocado
- Chicken, Arugula, Feta + Lemon Vinaigrette
Try This: Chickpea Kale Caesar Wrap
Another excellent no-fuss meal, there’s no savory muffin that isn’t betta with feta. Simply gather your ingredients, whip up 8 eggs, spray down or line your muffins tin, divvy up your ingredients, pour in your eggs and bake 15-20 minutes. Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be warmed up with just 45 seconds in the microwave. Easy and delicious!
From corn and potatoes to zucchini and carrots, you would be surprised what can be made into crunchy and oh-so-satisfying fritters! Made with flour, eggs, baking powder and seasonings, they are made on the stove top and are the perfect side to any meal; breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Try This: Zucchini Feta Fritters
Easy to prepare and customize, you can use a food processor to whip feta into a delicious dip. You can make it spicy with crushed red pepper or a hot sauce. Make it sweet with honey and cinnamon, or make it a herb-lover’s dream with parsley, rosemary, dill, oregano and more!
Try This: Creamy Whipped Feta Dip
Made with another popular ingredient from Greece, feta dressing is one easy and yummy way to add feta to salads, sandwiches, main courses and appetizers. Made with feta cheese, Greek yogurt, milk, white wine vinegar, oregano, basil and garlic, you get all of the tangy flavor of feta in spreadable, dippable and drizzleable form.
Try This: Mediterranean Feta Greek Yogurt Dressing
Due primarily to the way it comes in thin sheets that bake into individual, flaky layers of dough, the odds are good that anything wrapped in phyllo will be a good time. Spanakopita (spinach pie), tyropita (cheese pie) and other varieties of Greek pies are living examples of this, each of them featuring the Greek’s famous feta cheese. No need to keep the fillings traditional however, you can roll up and bake anything in phyllo – with or without feta.
Try This: Spanakopita
A dish originating in North Africa, the name is Arabic for “all mixed up”. Featuring eggs poached in a hearty, spiced tomato and pepper sauce, it is topped with tangy feta cheese and fresh cilantro or parsley. This classic shakshuka recipe is a great place to start, with other variations of shakshuka including beans, lentils, chickpeas, eggplant, leafy greens, or meats like chorizo.
Try This: Shakshuka
Popular in Greece as a table cheese, marinated feta is a popular meze (small dish) served as an appetizer alongside bread or pita with other dips and noshes. Fully customizable with whatever flavors you would like to experience, it is made with an assortment of herbs, seasonings, sauces, olive oil and onion. To prepare, place your whole or cubed feta into a wide, shallow dish, then combine the rest of ingredients and add to the bowl. Cover with wrap and allow to marinate at room temperature or refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
Try This: Middle Eastern Marinated Feta
With summer gardens blooming, local summer produce is fresher than ever and always a good idea. Serve up a tasty summer side of grilled eggplant, zucchini or summer squash with seasoned crumbled feta and fresh parsley and oregano to discover a new, fun and simple favorite!
Try This: Grilled Eggplant With Feta
Of course the best way to enjoy cheese is no exception to our betta with feta philosophy! Not only that, pitas are a home-run combo with feta cheese as well as making for a delicious personal pizza crust. Delicious feta pizza combos include:
- Hummus, Olive, Tomato, Feta, Dill + Mint
- Lamb Crumbles, Red Onion, Kalamata Olive, Feta and Arugula
- Basil Pesto, Tomato + Feta
- Feta, Greek Yogurt, Oregano + Crushed Red Pepper
- Roasted Peppers, Feta + Red Onion
- Caramelized Onion, Feta + Spinach
- Blackberry, Feta + Arugula
- Spicy Chicken, Yellow Pepper + Feta
- Spinach, Artichoke, Asiago + Feta
Try This: Pesto Pita Pizza with Spinach and Feta
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August 25, 2020