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Feta Board with Marinated Olives

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This easy feta board is topped with marinated olives for a savory, salty appetizer or snack that’s good for you and so quick to put together! Serve it with pita chips, crackers, and more. 

a feta board topped with marinated olives

What Is a Feta Board?

Feta boards are our new favorite appetizer for holiday parties, gameday, and everything in between! Similar to viral butter board recipes, a feta board is a platter of feta cheese spread often topped with veggies, fruit, or assorted garnishes and served with bread, veggies, and more for dipping. 

What Is Feta Cheese Made From? 

A soft, white, fairly mild cheese, feta cheese is made with either 100% sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk. Molded into large blocks and aged in brine, feta is slightly tangy and ranges in texture being either incredibly creamy or crumbly and dry depending on how long it is aged.

overhead image of a feta board topped with marinated olives, lemon wedges, and seasonings

Ingredients You’ll Need

For this feta board recipe, we spruced up our basic feta spread with a savory topping of marinated olives. As a result, the flavors are bright, bold, and totally delicious. Don’t worry, though! The ingredient list is super simple. Here’s what you’ll need: 

For the Feta

  • Feta Cheese – For the creamiest texture, we recommend full-fat block feta cheese. 
  • Yogurt – We use plain yogurt, but you could also opt for Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein instead! 
  • Honey – Used to add just a touch of sweetness. Maple syrup would work too. 

For the Olive Topping

  • Olives – We used a combination of kalamata and green olives, but feel free to include whatever you like best. 
  • Olive Oil – To coat the olives and provide a source of healthy fats. 
  • Za’atar – A popular Middle Eastern spice that’s earthy, lemony, just a little salty, and a lot delicious.
  • Oregano – To enhance the herbaceous flavor.

Can I Use a Different Cheese? 

We haven’t tried it, but we think goat cheese or ricotta would both taste great with this recipe! 

a feta board topped with marinated kalamata and green olives, lemon wedges, and seasonings

How to Make the Best Feta Board with Olives

To create this feta board, we broke the instructions down into two parts. All you’ll need is a food processor and a serving board! 

  1. Blend: In the bowl of the food processor, add the feta, yogurt, and honey, and pulse until a smooth, creamy texture is formed. 
  2. Create the olive topping: In a medium-sized bowl, add the olives, and toss with oil, making sure they are coated completely. Sprinkle the seasonings on top, and stir to coat the olives again. 
  3. Combine: Spread the feta mixture on top of a large serving board, and carefully place the olive mixture on top. Then, chill in the fridge, and enjoy!  
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03/25/2023 10:04 pm GMT

Serving Suggestions

This feta board recipe is so tasty we’ve been known to take bites with a spoon as we’re assembling it. However, it makes for a super yummy appetizer spread when paired with pita bread, crackers, chips, crostini, or vegetable sticks

close up image of a feta board with marinated olives

Can I Make this Recipe Ahead of Time? 

This feta board is best served right away. However, if you want to prepare it ahead of time, it can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. We recommend keeping the olive topping separate until just before serving to prevent the feta board from becoming soggy! 

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Easy Labne with Persian Marinated Olives

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This Easy Labne with Persian Marinated Olives is a tangy, satisfying appetizer or snack loaded with healthy fats and flavor you’ll love! Serve it with pita bread, crackers, veggies, and more!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, middle eastern
Servings 8
Calories 257 kcal


  • 2 cups Green olives
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons dried mint
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 ounces labne


  • In a large bowl, add the the olives, walnuts, garlic, mint, pomengranate molasses, and olive oil. Stir to combine.
  • Set the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • In a bowl, add the labne. Layer the marinated olives and walnuts on top, and enjoy!


*Recipe adapted from Unicorns in the Kitchen’s Persian Marinated Olives with Walnuts (Zeytoon Parvardeh)


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, feta board, party appetizer, snack
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  1. I doubled the tecipe, as the original recipe was so runny I knew it wouldn’t spread. It was still runny. So I def 4 ozs of goat cheese to try to firm it up. Still runny. I had to serve it in a bowl and just spoon it onto crackers. Taste was good but this was not a spreadable item. Very disappointing.

    1. Oh no, so sorry to hear that you had trouble with this recipe. Did you use a food processor or blender? Also, it’s very important to process just until smooth and being careful not to over process. We hope you give it a try again!