Kalamata Olive & Feta Spread

20180808_204236When I’m entertaining I want appetizers that can be made in advance and pack a lot of flavor.  Chips and dip just doesn’t cut it.  This spread does.

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Admittedly, not every appetizer I would prepare is fast to make, but they are things that can be made ahead of time to reduce the work load on the day that company is set to arrive.  In this case, this spread is both fast to make and can be prepared in advance.

20180808_194311There’s only four ingredients and takes just a few minutes to whip together.  This can be served on the cracker of your choice, with pita bread, or on slices of bread.  It even works great as a dip for vegetables, too!


Kalamata Olive & Feta Spread Recipe


  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 12 Kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, Greek preferred
  • pepper to taste (optional)


Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mash them all together until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.  Adjust seasonings as desired.  That’s it!  If you want to be fancy, you can serve the cheese spread on crackers and top with a little sprig of fresh oregano, like the picture shows.  Oregano is a little strong when fresh, so taste first to see if you like it.20180801_161236

4 thoughts on “Kalamata Olive & Feta Spread

  1. The quality of the feta is key. I live in an area where it’s a round trip of over two hours to get anywhere near good feta. The American “idea” of feta is too bland and salty, not full flavored. I managed to get close to the mark by adding some goat cheese crumbles and extra olive oil, but I long to try this recipe again using the good stuff!


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