Marinated feta in thyme & chilli oil

Marinated feta in thyme & chilli oil

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Prep: 10 mins Plus marinating no cook


Serves 6 - 8
Pack salty Greek cheese into jars with olive oil, thyme, tomatoes, artichokes and olives - mop up the goodness with bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal366
  • fat35g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt3.2g
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  • 100ml olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus a few extra for scattering
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 140g semi-dried tomato in olive oil, drained



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 175g pack or jar artichoke heart in oil
  • 2 x 200g packs feta cheese
  • 85g Kalamata olive
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…


  1. Tip the olive oil and thyme into a bowl and blitz with a hand blender. Stir in the garlic, chilli and lots of black pepper (but no salt). You could add some of the oil from the tomatoes and artichokes, too.

  2. Cut each block of feta into 4 (or 6) and arrange in a dish or a food container with the tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Spoon over the herby oil, scatter with extra thyme and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.

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20th Sep, 2012
How long will this keep in fridge?
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