A recipe for Greek Feta with Oregano and Olive Oil! Simply sprinkle dried oregano over slices of feta and drizzle with olive oil over for a quick and easy appetizer.
I first came across the idea for this Feta with Oregano and Olive Oil over on Lemon and Olives. It is such a delicious and easy use for feta.
I planned to serve the cheese the day after Christmas when my aunt and grandmother were visiting for the holidays. I am so glad I decided to go simple.
Five minutes after they arrived, our power went out- and stayed out for a couple of hours. Don’t need electricity to make this appetizer!
Just take 1/2-1 inch (1.25-2.5 centimeter) thick slices of feta cheese and top with them with a little dried oregano and drizzle of olive oil before serving.
A Few Tips
With only three ingredients, the quality of the ingredients will make the most out of this easy meze (appetizer).
If possible, use a good quality block of Greek feta (φέτα) soaked in brine and made with sheep’s milk (with maybe a little goat milk). I have been able to find it in the specialty cheese section of larger American grocery stores or markets with Eastern European/Mediterranean ingredients.
Try to use Greek olive oil as well.
As you sprinkle the dried oregano, crumble it between your fingers to help release the flavor.
This Feta with Oregano and Olive is wonderful on its own as a starter. I often serve it crumbled over toast with tomato slices or as an accompaniment to salads.
It is also the perfect addition to cheese boards or alongside olives, pita, and/or lemon slices.
Looking for more recipes with Feta?
- Watermelon Feta Orzo Salad
- Alevropita (Greek Thin-Batter Feta Pie)
- Karpouzi me Feta (Greek Watermelon with Feta)
Feta with Oregano and Olive Oil Recipe
Adapted from Lemon and Olives
Feta with Oregano and Olive Oil
- 1 pound (450 grams) block Feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- Greek olive oil for drizzling
- Cut the block of feta into 1/2-1 inch (1.25-2.5 centimeter) thick slices and arrange on a plate or board.
- Sprinkle 1/2-1 teaspoon of dried oregano over each slice.
- Drizzle with olive oil and serve with bread, tomato slices, olives, and/or lemon slices.
Greek salad and Veggie Gyros – some of my favorite ways to use olive oil.
This feta with oregano and olive oil looks outstanding!
This looks amazing and such a treat! Thank you!
This sounds like such a delicious appetizer! I will spread it on some crusty warm bread!
This is the perfect appetizer! So easy to make and best of all it tastes amazing!
So easy and the flavors sound fantastic.
Simple, easy appetizer that is ALWAYS a hit at parties.