Feta Spread-a

Earlier this month we visited the Saturday Farmer's market in Bath, Maine. It was a rainy morning. The vendors were set up along the sidewalk by a park on the banks of the Kennebec River. Most had tents, and we ducked from tent to tent looking at all the wares--meats, honey, produce, cheese, bread. We planned to make a large green salad with sliced chicken for dinner that evening, and found everything we'd need including lofty heads of lettuce and some locally raised chicken. The smallest member of our party also sampled a feta spread from the goat cheese vendor, and insisted that we buy a container. We put our haul into a cooler and went about our day (visiting outlets in Freeport).

That evening we made our salad and broke out the feta spread. We dipped in cucumber coins--it was incredible! The label lists just 4 ingredients, but the main point is that this spread is laden with garlic, and it walloped our delighted tastebuds. Our smallest member said we must remember the ingredients so we could make our own version at home. So we did!
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 T chopped fresh oregano (or 1 t dried)
  • 2-4 cloves crushed garlic

  1. If your feta was stored in water, let it drain for a few minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Chill for at least 2 hours so flavors can mix.
  4. Serve! Nice with sliced vegetables or spread on a crusty bread (try olive bread!)