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Marinated Feta and Olive 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.

Health MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3 skewers)
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • Marinate: 1 Hour

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.

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
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