Easy Feta Appetizer with a Little Something Special

Sometimes (most times), simple is best. This easy feta appetizer keeps preparation easy.

Whether you call it a dip, salad, or relish, this mix is fantastic with pita triangles. I’ve also put it on toast, on lettuce, and in omelettes.

Fresh tomatoes, green onions, and Kalamata olives make this appetizer burst with flavor; but the key to the flavor is za’tar seasoning. This special blend includes dried sumac, a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Love za’atar seasoning? Try our lamb keftedes for a special dinner.

Update: I found za’atar seasoning at The Spice House.

Feta is on the top layer of this dip, with olive oil drizzled on it, and zaatar seasoning sprinkled over it.

Using a serving dish with straight sides, like this ceramic tart pan, keeps the layers even.

Easy Feta Appetizer

Easy Feta Appetizer
Prep Time
20 mins
Resting time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

A feta appetizer with the added zing of za'atar seasoning

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: feta
Servings: 8
Calories: 269 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 4 tbsp Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 lb. feta cheese Bulgarian is nice and creamy
  • 2 diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 bunch scallions chopped
  • 8 oz. Kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Za’atar seasoning
  • 3 pita bread circles, cut in wedges
  1. Pour half olive oil into bottom of dish to coat.

  2.  Sprinkle half of the feta into the dish. Layer remaining ingredients, except olive oil. 

  3. Sprinkle remaining feta over all, then drizzle remaining olive oil on top. 

  4. Sprinkle liberally with Za’atar seasoning. Let salad sit a few hours in fridge for flavors to meld.

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