Athenos Recipe Round-Up: 50 Fabulous Feta Recipes

Contributor
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, feta can find a way to make it better
Athenos Recipe Round-Up: 50 Fabulous Feta Recipes
Athenos

Let feta shine in every type of meal you make.

Although it’s best known as a traditional Greek salad topper, feta is a bright and tangy addition to endless possible meals, sides, and snacks.

3 Fabulous Feta Breakfast Recipes
14 Fabulous Feta Lunch Recipes
15 Fabulous Feta Dinner Recipes
9 Fabulous Feta Side Recipes
9 Fabulous Feta Dips & Spreads Recipes

A brined and pickled cheese, feta brings a savory, tangy flavor to whatever you want. It can balance out sweet fruit salads, liven up pasta sauce, and lighten up heavy lamb dishes. If the flavor of feta is a little too intense for you, try gently rinsing a whole block of feta, which will remove some of the briny flavor.

Feta is often used in Mediterranean-style dishes because it pairs so well with regional flavors like Greek olives, lamb, eggplant, and dill. Along with the classics, feta makes for a deliciously surprising flavor pairing with many foods. Try a feta and watermelon salad drizzled with honey for a light dessert. Whip up a quick Greek-style pesto using spinach leaves, feta, walnut, and a drizzle of some Greek olive oil to bring it all together. Add feta to omelettes and scrambled eggs — the cheese melts only slightly and adds a savory flavor to breakfast.

Although it’s generally relegated to Greek food, feta can be used as a substitute for several types of fresh or brined cheese. Similar to feta in many ways, Halloumi is another brined Greek cheese that has a high melting point, and feta makes for a good substitute. Sub out fresh goat cheese for crumbled feta — both achieve a delicious tangy flavor, but feta appeals to people who don’t like the grassy flavor of goat cheese. Queso fresco is a mild fresh Mexican cheese that can be hard to find; use feta as a substitute on tacos and other Latin dishes that call for the cheese.

Step outside the Greek salad and use feta to brighten up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snack time!

Around the Web