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!

Mash feta, olive oil and lemon juice together, then mix in remaining ingredients

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.

Serve Feta Caraway Spread with crackers or crudites


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