If you are looking for something simple yet delicious to serve unexpected visitors then this baked feta and olives is for you! It takes just a few minutes to pop together, then when it comes out of the oven everyone can dive straight into the baked feta goodness. Baked feta and olives is perfect served with some toasted Turkish bread or your favourite crackers on a chilly evening with a glass of wine.
A warm starter to serve with drinks
We usually have the ingredients on hand for this baked feta and olives recipe, which makes it perfect to make in a pinch if some unexpected guests pop around. It is lovely to serve something warm out of the oven, rather than a cold dip and crackers, especially if the weather is cooler or if it is in the evening.
What feta is best for baked feta and olives?
We prefer to use the creamy or Danish style feta in this recipe as we prefer the texture of it. Any block of feta would work though.
What olives are best to use in baked feta and olives?
We like to use a mixture of varieties of pitted olives in this recipe, as we just found it easier to eat if you wanted to spread the baked feta and olives on to a slice of bread. Usually we prefer olives with the pits as they are generally a better quality.
You don’t need the olives to be marinated or flavoured at all, as we are adding flavour to the olives when we bake them with the feta. Any type of olives will work in this recipe though.
Our favourite dip recipes
We love a good dip around here, and we really enjoy making them at home. Not only is a homemade dip usually tastier, you also can tailor it to your ingredient preferences and personal taste. A dip served with crackers or veggie sticks is great to put out if you are entertaining or for a weekend snack while watching a movie or a sporting match.
Here are some of our favourite dip recipes;
WINTER WARMER RECIPES
Our theme in August is winter warmers! We will be sharing our favourite recipes, tips & tricks, ingredients and kitchen equipment on our Facebook page across August to help you create delicious, warming recipes at home. Make sure you are following along so you don’t miss out!
Here are our recipes from the last two weeks –
- We like to use the creamy style feta in the recipe, also known as Danish-style feta.
- We prefer to use pitted olives in this recipe, as it is just easier to eat.
- We like to serve the baked feta and olives with toasted Turkish bread slices.
- It is best to eat this recipe on the day it is prepared. Any leftover cheese can go a little firm, we have crumbled leftover oven-baked feta it into an omelette successfully. Any leftover olives are fine to keep refrigerated for a few days.
- You can prepare this dish in advance and keep the baking dish in the fridge, then bake just prior to serving.
Make it low carb
- This recipe is pretty low carb as is, it is just the bread or crackers you choose to serve it with that would need to be low carb.
- You could toast up some of your favourite low carb bread or serve it with our almond flour crackers.
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Baked feta with olives
What is not to love about baked feta with olives, it is creamy, salty and packs a punch of flavour from the garlic, thyme and orange. We love that this baked feta recipe is a nice change up from a traditional dip with crackers or cheese board. It is great for entertaining and very simple to throw together, so you don’t need to spend too long in the kitchen. Serve this baked feta and olive recipe with some toasted Turkish bread and your family and friends will love it as much as we do!
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- 1 cup mixed olives
- 200 g feta cheese block (creamy style)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 4 strips orange zest
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp thyme leaves
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- In an oven-proof baking dish, add all the ingredients except the feta and stir to combine.
- Push the olives to the sides of the dish to make room for the feta block in the middle.
- Place the feta block in the baking dish and turn a few times to coat in the oil and herbs etc.
- Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- If you would like to top of the cheese more browned you can turn on the grill/broiler for the last few minutes of the cooking time. Be careful not to let the olives burn.
- Remove from the oven and serve with your favourite bread, toast or crackers.