Adding tangy, salty feta to everyday dishes like salads, grilled vegetables and seafood, and even tacos and nachos is a great way to give them a boost of flavor without a lot of effort. That's why this week, we decided to use feta in creative ways to create seven original recipes for you to try at home.
Feta found in most stores comes from a few different countries, not necessarily just Greece. You can find French feta, Bulgarian feta, and feta from other Balkan countries. The best feta is sold in brine, which helps keep the cheese fresh and moist. If you're not a fan of the pronounced saltiness of feta, you can tone it down by soaking it in some water before using, or if you're not using it right away, you can drain it from the brine and store it in milk instead, for up to three months in the refrigerator.
When you're ready to experience feta, make sure to let it come to room temperature first, like any other cheese, in order to maximize its flavor.
So, what did we make this week? Here are a few highlights:
All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.