This marinated Greek feta cheese mixed with olives and all the other goodies of a Greek salad is delicious as part of a sharing platter or appetizer and makes a terrific wee foodie gift for Christmas!
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This marinated feta isn’t something you’ll see in the shops especially not in the form of a mini Greek salad as I’ve done it here.
- This is such and easy no-cook recipe and one you can whip up in no time at all. It’s kitchen crafting at it’s best.
- My marinated Greek feta salad makes a great wee foodie gift for Christmas!
I came up with this marinated feta salad recipe for my Foodie Gifts For Christmas Book 1 and I demonstrated it every day at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair and it always went down a storm.
Ingredients for marinated feta salad in a jar
Greek feta cheese – Feta is a wonderful cheese synonymous with greece and her islands. You can buy it in any supermarket and you can even make your own homemade feta as I do.
Oil – Use good quality extra virgin olive oil for this marinated feta recipe.
Greek salad – As this is basically a Greek salad in a jar you want those all important Greek salad ingredients (well some of them); peppers, olives and onion.
Herbs – dried oregano is a must for any self-rescpecting Greek salad, even one in a jar, plus thyme and a bay leaf.
Seasoning – sea salt and black peppercorns.
The complete list of ingredients and full instructions for making this recipe can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make marinated Greek feta salad
This is such an easy no-cook recipe. It is really just a case of chopping up a few simple ingredients and stuffing them into a jar.
Make sure you are using a sterilised jar as you are storing this marinated feta and not using it right away.
Chop the onion into fine rings or slices and slice the red pepper too. Thin slices are better than chunks here.
Start layering up the chunks of feta along with your sliced onion and pepper, the olives and herbs.
Top with the olive oil and the seasoning and slide the bay leaf into the side of the jar.
Make sure that your olive oil is completely covering all the other ingredients for the marinated feta and pop on the lid.
Now for the marinating part. You want to set the jar of marinated feta aside in a cool cupboard for a week for all those fabulous Greek salad flavours to come together and infuse the feta.
Your marinated Greek feta salad is ready to use.
How long does marinated feta keep?
This marinated greek feta salad in a jar will keep for up to 2 months unopened in a cool cupboard. Once opened store it in the fridge and use within a couple of weeks.
You will find that when it is in the fridge the olive oil will thicken up and go cloudy, don’t worry this is completely normal.
Either bring the whole jar of marinated feta out of the fridge and let it come up to room temperature before using or just scoop out what you want from the jar and put it on a small plate and keep the remainder in the fridge.
Serve your marinated feta as part of a sharing platter alongside cold meats, pickles and cheeses with some lovely crusty bread to dip into that flavoured oil.
Use the oil in the jar to drizzle on salads too.
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Marinated Greek Feta Salad
- 200 g feta
- 1/2 red pepper finely sliced
- 1/2 red onion finely sliced
- 2 tbsp olives
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 sprig thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black peppercorns
- 300 ml olive oil
- Sterilise a 500ml jar and start layering up all your ingredients.
- Pour the olilve oil over the top and make sure you have enough to completely cover all the ingredients and tuck the bay leaf down the side of the jar, you want everything to look pretty.
- Set aside in a cool cupboard for 1 week to marinate and for the flavours to properly infuse.