Thu 13 Oct 2011
I have been making this Feta Caraway Spread from an old issue of Homemakers quite often lately. That’s because it takes 5 minutes to make and everyone loves it. It also travels well and is a vegetarian-friendly hors d’oeuvre. You can serve it with crudités or crackers. Just be sure to mash it well so that is more like a spread and less like little lumps of crumbled feta, which will roll off the crackers!
To avoid additives and preservatives in this recipe, look for all-natural feta cheese, use fresh lemon juice and paprika and cayenne with no colour added.
5 oz (150 g) Feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup/250 mL)
3 tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice
3 tbsp (45 mL) minced red onion
1-½ tsp (7 mL) caraway seeds
½ tsp (2 mL) sweet paprika
Pinch cayenne pepper
In bowl and using fork, mash together cheese, oil and lemon juice. Mix in onion, caraway seeds, paprika and cayenne. Makes about 1 cup (250 mL).
From the October 2006 issue of Homemakers Magazine