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Egyptian Feta Spread

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A perfect mix of fresh herbs, lemon juice, feta, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil spread over pita. This would make a perfect starter for your next meal!

Bowl of Egyptian feta spread with herbs and tomatoes on platter with wedges of pita bread.

I love getting to explore the world in my kitchen. I may not have the time or money to get all of the places I’d like to visit in person, but trying another culture’s food is a great way to get to know a little bit more about them.

When Sue from Palatable Pastime suggested we do some Egyptian recipes, I was immediately intrigued. That is not a part of the world I know too terribly much about.

Of course I learned plenty about the pyramids, mummies and hieroglyphics in school and I know a bit about the recent change of leadership. However I still feel like I know very little about the modern culture.

So I did some digging to find recipes. It turns out that most of what I was finding wasn’t that far off from some food we already love.

There were also a lot of recipes that reminded me of Greek dishes. Being as they all border the Mediterranean it makes sense that they’d have similar cuisines.

My to try file is brimming with chicken recipes that sounded amazing.  In the end I decided to do something simple.

Don’t worry though, I’m coming back to some of those other ideas as soon as a spare minute wanders into my life. That’s bound to happen eventually, right?!

From what I was reading, spreads like this and a bean spread similar to hummus, called fuul, are common breakfast fare in Egypt.

What a hearty and flavorful way to get the day going! You can dip flatbreads like pita into it or spread some on and you’re ready to go.

It would also make a great appetizer and would be delicious on crackers as well.

feta cheese spread on pita wedges ready to eat

I love recipes like this that just use a few really simple ingredients so that each flavor really shines. It is also something you could pull together at a moment’s notice if unannounced company comes knocking at your door. We all need to have a few recipes like that!

My husband really loved this the most. He kept coming back for more until the bowl was licked clean!

It really perfectly balances the briny cheese and fresh herbs. Plus it’s just fun to eat!

small bowl of feta mixed with herbs and tomatoes.

I can’t wait to check out the recipes my friends put together. Now my curiosity about Egyptian cuisine is piqued and I can’t wait to further my culinary tour!

Love tasty recipes? I do too! Follow me on Pinterest for more delicious ideas!

Bowl of Egyptian feta spread with herbs and tomatoes on platter with wedges of pita bread.

Egyptian Feta Spread

Carlee
A perfect mix of fresh herbs, lemon juice, feta, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil spread over pita. This would make a perfect starter for your next meal!
5 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley or parsley and mint mixed
  • cup chopped tomatoes
  • 6 pita breads lightly toasted
  • extra olive oil and chopped tomatoes for serving

Instructions
 

  • Mash the feta with a fork until crumbly.
    8 ounces Feta Cheese
  • Stir in the olive oil and lemon juice and beat until creamy.
    2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Fold in herbs and tomatoes.
    ¼ cup chopped green onions, 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
  • Serve with pita bread and topped with additional oil and tomatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 672mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
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Karen

Sunday 4th of February 2024

This is what a small Egyptian cafe near me makes to put in their salad along with hummus and pita triangles. They call it ‘mixed feta salad’, and it’s scrumptious!

Carlee

Sunday 4th of February 2024

It sounds scrumptious!

April

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

I followed this recipe exactly and it was absolutely delicious! We made this as well as muhammara, served with an Egyptian flatbread (saboob), and it was a huge hit.

Carlee

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Yay! I am so glad you liked it!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

I'm glad you tried Egyptian, because now I will have to try this recipe! My sister and her family are on their way for their yearly visit, and I always struggle for recipes being the whole family is vegetarian. This will be a hit!

Carlee

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

I hope you all love it! My boss is vegetarian and it does take some thinking to please the meat eater the the vegetarians all at once! Good luck and have fun!

Debbie

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Hi Carlee, we love feta and eat far too much on a weekly basis. This time of year it's mainly on salad so I figure it's not so bad! I don't think I've ever made a dip of it, so this is another recipe I have to try. Being quick and easy to knock up, it's perfect for this time of year.

xx

Carlee

Saturday 1st of July 2017

Mmm, I love feta on salads too. You'll have to let me know what you think if you try it!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 28th of June 2017

Yum!! I would love this for breakfast - or anytime!

Carlee

Saturday 1st of July 2017

Me too! I could eat cheese around the clock. And with toasty bread? Even better!