Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

feta-olive-skewersRecipe
The Food You Crave
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.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3 skewers)

Recipe Time

Marinate: 1 Hours
Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.