In just five minutes, transform plain feta into an incredible treat with these marinated feta cubes. Creamy, tangy cubes get cozy in an olive oil marinade infused with fresh herbs, a touch of sweet honey, and a hint of spicy chili flakes to turn into the most amazing cheesy goodness. This quick and easy creation is an irresistible appetizer or snack and it’s fit for any occasion, be it a party, a laid-back weekday, or everything in between!
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Quick and Easy Marinated Feta Cubes
We’re huge fans of feta cheese and add it to most of our recipes. We’re huge believers that there’s not much it can’t make even better!
However, just when you thought feta couldn’t get any more incredible, we marinated it in a zesty oil to take the flavor even further. It’s soft, creamy, savory, zesty, sweet, and spicy.
And did we mention that it only takes five minutes to make? What more could you want in a recipe?
Keep these marinated feta cubes on hand to add to charcuterie boards, mezze platters, enjoy as afternoon snacks, or amplify all your favorite meals. You really can’t go wrong!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Feta Cheese – Make sure to use a block of full-fat feta cheese stored in brine. Dry varieties won’t absorb the marinade as well or have as much flavor.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – This forms the base of the marinade, infusing the cheese with bright, peppery flavor and healthy fats. Choose a high-quality olive oil for the best results.
- Garlic Cloves – Use whole garlic cloves, and mince them finely.
- Chives – Fresh chives contribute a mild, onion-like taste.
- Honey – Just a touch adds a hint of sweetness that pairs fabulously with the otherwise savory taste.
- Oregano – Use fresh oregano, not dried oregano.
- Chili Flakes – Adjust to taste! If preferred sliced jalapeños can be substituted.
Become a Marinating Master with this Marinated Feta Recipe
- Create the marinade. Add the oil, honey, garlic, chives, oregano, and chili flakes to a mixing bowl, whisking until well incorporated.
- Dry. Use a clean paper towel to pat the feta dry, and slice it into bite-sized cubes.
- Coat. Spread a couple of spoonfuls of the marinade in a large, shallow dish. Add the feta cubes, and pour the remaining marinade on top. Toss to coat the feta cubes evenly.
- Marinate. Transfer the cheese cubes to the fridge to chill and absorb the flavor of the marinade. Baste the cheese with the marinade occasionally, if possible.
- Serve. Allow the feta to come close to room temperature before serving.
These marinated feta cubes are stars on their own – just grab some toothpicks, pierce, and let the noshing begin! Alternatively, level up your snacking game by pairing them with pita chips or pita bread for scooping.
How Long Does Marinated Feta Last?
When stored in an airtight container in olive oil, marinated feta will stay fresh in the fridge for two to three weeks. Use the leftover oil on salads or as a marinade!
More Ways to Use Feta Cheese
- High-Protein Feta Cucumber Sauce
- Fried Feta Rolls with Hot Honey
- Greek Potatoes with Whipped Feta
- Feta Gyro Pizza Recipe
Marinated Feta Cubes
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 3 cloves garlic finely diced
- 1 Tablespoon chives finely diced
- 2 teaspoons fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 2 blocks feta cut into small bite-sized cubes
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, honey, garlic, chives, oregano, and chili flakes.1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 cloves garlic, 1 Tablespoon chives, 2 teaspoons honey, 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- Pat the feta dry, and dice it into small bite-sized cubes.2 blocks feta
- Spread a couple of spoonfuls of the marinade in a large shallow dish. Add the feta cubes on top, then pour over the remaining marinade. Ensure all the cubes are evenly coated.
- Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (4 hours is ideal). Occasionally baste or gently toss the feta if possible.
- Bring it close to room temperature before serving to loosen up the marinade.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.