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Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

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Marinate time 1 hr
Prep time 25 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3 skewers)
With an elegant presentation, these easy-to-grab appetizers will be a hit at your next party. Mint, cucumber, olives and marinated feta create a flavorful skewer.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 24 (1/2-inch) cubes
  • 24 (6-inch) wooden skewers
  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 12 pitted green olives, halved
  • 1/4 large English cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

Nutrition Information

  • calories 59
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 324 mg
  • calcium 80 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine fennel seeds, orange zest and juice, and pepper. Gently stir in the feta and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or up to 3 hours in the refrigerator. (Marinate overnight to save time.)

  2. To assemble: Place 1 mint leaf on a skewer, about 3/4 inch up; add 1 olive half and 1 cucumber chunk. Place 1 cube of feta on the end. These can be made several hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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