Fabulous Ways to Use Feta Cheese

Feta is served as an appetizer, side dish, and as an ingredient in salads, filled pies, and pastries. Its use in preparing and serving Greek food is almost as imperative as the use of olive oil. Feta may be used in most recipes that call for cheese: vegetable and fruit salads, filled pies, as a topping for or ingredient in cooked rice and tomato-based pastas, as a filling for omelets, in sandwiches, and elsewhere. The classic slice of feta is rarely missing from the Greek table.

  • 01 of 07
    Stuffed Baby Eggplants
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    A fabulous meatless appetizer, side, or main dish of eggplant, tomato, herbs, and feta cheese.

  • 02 of 07
    Spinach,Feta Cheese and Mushroom Filo Triangles
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    Whether your passion is flaky phyllo dough or feta cheese, these little cheese pie triangles are one of the most famous Greek cheese dishes and are a taste treat.

  • 03 of 07
    Cheese pie
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    Different than the more well-known "cheese pies" made with phyllo dough, this is a delicious pie similar to a quiche, made with feta cheese, eggs, and yogurt. Delicious served as a snack with coffee, or with breakfast.

  • 04 of 07
    Close-Up Of Cooked Feta Cheese On Plate
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    Whatever else is on the grill, add some feta cheese for a classic Greek touch. This is a basic recipe that just begs for creativity!

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  • 05 of 07
    Stuffed Anaheim Chili Peppers
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    Bull's horn, Cubanelle, or Anaheim peppers (long, light green, mild) are stuffed with a mixture of feta cheese and finely chopped hot peppers, then roasted or grilled. This is a quick and easy recipe to make, and a delicious appetizer, meze, or side dish.

  • 06 of 07
    Plated veggie pastry on white plate
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    Although often called spanakopita because the longer word is hard to pronounce, this spanakotyropita has cheese, and spanakopita does not. Call it what you like, this is a delicious dish and one for which Greece is famous.

  • 07 of 07
    Watermelon and Feta Salad
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    The combination of watermelon and feta cheese is a Greek favorite in summer. It's eaten as a snack or a light meal. This variation includes paper-thin slices of red onion, and a touch of balsamic vinegar to turn this fabulous taste combination into a summer salad.