Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

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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 from Health

Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Marinate: 1 Hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 59
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 324mg
  • Calcium: 80mg

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. 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. 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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