Cocktail Recipes, Spirits, and Local Bars

15 Fabulous Feta Dinner Recipes

15 Fabulous Feta Dinner Recipes

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, feta can find a way to make it better

15 Fabulous Feta Dinner Recipes

Baleadas

Baleadas are one of Honduras' most popular foods. Baleadas are wheat flour tortillas — often quite thick — folded in half and filled with mashed fried beans. The authentic dish originated in El Progreso. Click here to see the recipe.

Easy Shrimp Skillet

Large shrimp, diced tomatoes and sliced zucchini get a taste of the Mediterranean with a zingy dressing and crumbled feta in this easy weeknight skillet. Click here to see the recipe.

Easy Skillet Feta Chicken

Feta-Stuffed Burgers

Tangy feta cheese is the surprise filling inside these juicy grilled beef burgers served on toasted Kaiser rolls. Click here to see the recipe.

Mediterranean Chicken and Mushroom Skillet

What do you get when you combine Mediterranean flavors with a chicken and mushroom skillet recipe? A 30-minute dish they'll sit down to savor. Click here to see the recipe.

Mediterranean Grilled Steak Wraps

Grilled skirt steak slices are wrapped in tortillas with a blend of orange, red onion, mint, feta cheese and Italian dressing for hearty sandwiches. Click here to see the recipe.

Gyro Burgers

Here's our better-for-you version of a gyro: BOCA Burgers with fat-free sour cream, garlic, plum tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese. Click here to see the recipe.

Make-Ahead Spinach Phyllo Roll-Ups

Keep a few of these roll-ups in the freezer and pop one in the oven whenever you need a quick, easy appetizer. Fast and frozen can still be delicious! Click here to see the recipe.

Asparagus and Shrimp with Penne Pasta

It’s a 30-minute pasta dish. But with shrimp, asparagus and a saucy feta cheese dressing, it's as good for company as it is for weeknight-dinner rotation! Click here to see the recipe.

Chicken with Tomatoes and Feta

The keys to Greek cooking—lemons, tomatoes and feta—give this smart dish its complex flavor. As one fan says, “Tastes like it took a lot more time than it really does!” Click here to see the recipe.

Mediterranean Mostaccioli with Feta

Roasted red peppers add a flavorful burst of color to this satisfyingly rich vegetarian summer entrée. Click here to see the recipe.

Easy Feta-Chicken Bake

10 minutes are all you need to prep a lively Greek-inspired baked chicken dish with peppers, parsley and feta cheese. Click here to see the recipe.

Cheese-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steaks

Cue the cool jazz. This juicy steak with a savory blue-cheese-and-chive topping has all the makings of a classic night out. Table for two? Click here to see the recipe.

Greek-Style Burritos

Filled with lean meat and vegetables, this recipe for Greek-Style Burritos will have you on track and eating right! Click here to see the recipe.


15 Fabulous Vegetarian Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

Image by Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh’s rosemary-ricotta blintzes with strawberry-rhubarb sauce

Breakfast

Image by Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig’s corn and eggplant pashtida

Lunch/Dinner

Image by Ellen Silverman

Cheryl Sternman Rule’s cold yogurt soup with cucumber, herbs and rose petals

Dessert

Image by Hillary Berkowitz Nussbau.

Hillary Berkowitz Nussbaum’s Russian sour-cream coffee cake

15 Fabulous Vegetarian Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

Tagged as:

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.


Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

If you already love falafel (and come on, who doesn't?) then you're in luck. This staple of Middle Eastern culture is a popular dish on the Mediterranean diet thanks to ingredients like chickpeas, fresh spices, and fresh herbs. Our recipe goes one step further and uses an air fryer instead of deep frying in oil. Try it out for yourself.

Get our recipe for Air Fryer Falafel.


"It was made pretty fast and tasted so good. The fruitiness of the figs goes so well together with feta and toasted walnuts. I used very ripe figs and they were great in this salad. To emphasize the fruity notes I added very little lemon juice to the vinaigrette."


About the book: Let’s stay in

Ashley Rodriguez is a dear friend and one of the most talented people we know. She’s author of the cookbook Date Night In, cooking instructor, and blogger at notwithoutsalt.com. After beginning her career in professional kitchens as a pastry chef, Ashley now teaches in and around Seattle and in her new storefront, the Not Without Salt shop. She’s also host and producer of the award-winning web series Kitchen Unnecessary.

Ashley’s second cookbook Let’s Stay In is organized around the premise of sharing her family’s everyday meals. Alex and I had the pleasure of visting Ashley, her husband Gabe and 3 lovely kiddos in Seattle a few years ago, and we can honestly say the meal she cooked was one of the best homecooked meals we’ve had.

Let’s Stay In is a treasure trove of her tried and true beautiful, seasonal recipes that she shares with her family. The collection is interspersed with fun menus, and all of it features her gorgeous photography. This shakshuka recipe with feta was nothing less than magical (those toasted spices!).

Get the book: Let’s Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez


The Recipes:

This is Greek Street Food sometimes served in a soft pita

Marinade: 2 or 3 Garlic, juice of 1 lemon , 3 T olive oil, 1 t. dried oregano

Mix together, place in plastic bag with 4 chicken breasts that have been cut into 1″ cubes. Marinate overnite. Place on skewers & grill 12-15 min, turning often. Serve with Tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 C. full-fat Greek yogurt, Juice of 1 lemon, 1 t. Kosher salt,
1 peeled cucumber, finely diced or grated, 3 springs fresh dill, chopped, 1clove garlic, minced.

Mix all together & refrigerate until serving

Fasolakia Lathera (Greek green beans & potatoes stewed with tomato & olive oil)

1/3 C Olive Oil
1 onion chopped
1 # green beans
1 med. potato small cubed
1 12 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 C. chopped parsley
1 t. sugar, 1/2 t. salt, pepper

Saute onion in olive oil, add potatoes, beans and mix well until well-coverd w/ olive oil. Add remaining ingredients & stir. Add just enough hot water to half- cover green beans. Simmer w/ lid on for about 40 min. do not boil.. Ready when there is no more water left & beans are tender.

Moussaka (Greek meat, eggplant lasagna)
Consists of 3 components: Meat sauce, eggplant & Bechamel sauce

Eggplant & Zucchini (if desired) 2 large & 3 zucchini – sliced1/4″ thick
sprinkle the eggplant with salt and allow to sweat 30 min., then blot with paper towel. Lay on parchment paper on trays, brush veggis with olive oil and bake in preheated
450 oven for 15-20 min. set aside.

Meat Sauce:
2# ground lamb or beef, saute
add: 1 onion chopped & 2 cloves of garlic, minced
Add: 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 16 oz. jar pasta sauce
1 t. oregano, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 3/4t. salt, 1/4 t. cloves

Simmer all together until thickened. Set aside

Bechamel Sauce:
Melt 4 T Butter, Add 5 T flour and cook 1 min.
Slowly add 2 1/2 c. Milk, stirring & whisking constantly. Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes until thickened
Remove from stove and whisk in 3/4 c shredded Parmesan, 1/4 t Nutmeg, 1 1/4t. salt, pepper
Allow to cool for 5 min. Whisk in 1egg + 1 egg Yolk. Cover with lid until needed.

Assemble:
Preheat oven to 350
Place 1/2 the eggplant in the bottom of pan, then 1/2 zucchini slices
Cover with 1/2 of the meat mixture
Repeat the vegetable layers
Repeat the meat layer


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Spiceology Greek Freak Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup of chopped olives &ndash we used a mix of black olives and kalamata
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry &ndash thawed according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon egg beaten with 1 water
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place ground beef, onion, garlic, and seasonings in a large frying pan and brown well. After the meat is browned, remove from pan and mix in the olives and feta.
  3. Unfold your puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface, and roll out slightly to enlarge. Cut 3-4? circles out of the sheet, and place a few heaping tablespoons on one side. Brush one half lightly with the egg wash, and fold over and pinch shut. Repeat with the remaining filling and pastry circles. Crimp edges completely shut with a fork. Brush lightly with egg wash.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

Serving Size:

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!


15 Fast and Fabulous Back To School Recipes For Rush Hour Dinners

I am so excited to share with you my my favorite BACK TO SCHOOL recipes for all the busy and hectic nights ahead. I'll limit your stress with these fifteen BACK TO SCHOOL RECIPES that you can make and serve in minutes. From Seafood, Italian, Mexican and American food recipes, I have no doubt that you and the whole family will be satisfied. Happy cooking and I hope everyone has a great school year!

What's Inside

  • Shopping Lists
  • Terrific Tips
  • Serving Suggestions
  • Nutritional Information

Over 25 years writing cookbooksOver 1.5 million people using my cookbooksNational ShowsInclude: Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, NBC Weekend Today Show, QVC, Harry Connick ShowConsisting of 14 books to-date.


30 Fabulous Dishes Made With Feta Cheese

Our post today is about 30 fabulous dishes made with Feta cheese, the most well-known cheese in Greece. It’s a brined curd white cheese made from sheep’s milk (tangy and sharp flavor) or combination of sheep and goat’s milk (milder flavor). It’s very nutritious and is an excellent source of calcium. Unlike many other kinds of cheese, Feta is ready to eat just a couple of days after making it. This cheese is popularly added into salads or sandwiches, or topped over meat or vegetables.

If you are cheese lovers and prefer making different meals with it, you should never miss these feta dishes. Cucumber, tomato and feta salad, baked feta with spinach and chickpeas, bacon spinach feta chicken, grilled zucchini with feta and pine nuts and some other are recommended here. Packed with taste, flavor and nutrition, these are enough to add to your daily meals. The point here is just to pick out preferred types and let them appear at the dinning table. Let’s get started!

#1 Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta

Full recipe here.

#2 Lemon Feta Dip

Full recipe here.

#3 Braised Chickpeas with Tomato, Spinach, and Feta

Full recipe here.

#4 Baked Feta with Honey and Thyme

Full recipe here.

#5 Beet Salad with Feta, Cucumbers, and Dill

Full recipe here.

#6 Grilled Zucchini wth Feta and Pine Nuts

Full recipe here.

#7 Feta and Herb Crusted Salmon

Full recipe here.

#8 Easy Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Feta Pasta Salad

Full recipe here.

#9 Grilled Chicken with Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta

Full recipe here.

#10Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Baby Kale and Feta

Full recipe here.

#11 Zucchini-Feta Frittata

Full recipe here.

#12 BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad

Full recipe here.

#13 Chicken Gyro

Full recipe here.

#14 Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Full recipe here.

#15 Salmon in a Tomato and Feta Sauce (aka Salmon Saganaki)

Full recipe here.


25+ of the best cheese recipes

Meltingly luscious, this cheesy delight can be served warm or at room temperature.

Gooey and cheesy, this cheese toastie recipe is a perfect winter snack

It&rsquos still rich and unctuous, but we&rsquove given this very British favourite a makeover with low-fat ingredients.

Quinoa adds protein and wholegrain goodness to this classic, indulgent dish.

This cheesy Swiss classic fondue is sure to please your guests.

This centrepiece pasta supper looks as good as it tastes.

An inventive twist on a well-loved classic. Add some crispy fried bacon along with the cheese for a more decadent finish.

We&rsquove taken inspiration from the classic Lancashire butter pie, but given ours a little twist. Feel free to swap the Lancashire cheese for a sharp Cheddar.

These flavoursome veggie fritters are easy to whip up for a light dinner. Swap the goat&rsquos cheese for feta, if you prefer.

Rosti-like bakes are great for using up leftover cooked meat and vegetables.

Recipe: Cheesy chicken crispbakes

This Cheesy stuffed mushroom is quick to make and works well as a side dish.

These quirky savoury muffins will make vegetarian guests feel extra special &ndash and meat eaters will love them too.

This recipe is perfect for picnics.

Spreading chutney on top of meat is an instant way to add punch to dishes.

Comfort food at its best, this moreish cheese and pasta dish is as much a favourite in Britain as it is in America.

Using cooked chicken breasts makes these easy chicken enchiladas super simple to put together.

Home-made pasta has never been easier with this triple-tested ravioli recipe

This delicious recipe also works well with cauliflower

Recipe: Broccoli and blue cheese soup

Cooking the pastry first means there&rsquos less of a soggy base.

This elegant goat's cheese starter is a quick and easy way to kick off your dinner party.

Low-fat cream cheese melts easily to make a sublimely speedy sauce that&rsquos guaranteed to be lump free!

With a creamy houmous dressing, this moreish salad is filled with fresh flavours.

This warming cauliflower soup served with piquant blue cheese toasties is a perfectly satisfying supper.

Home-made flatbreads are a great way to add the wow-factor to a simple meal.

Recipe: Greek salad with flatbreads

Frittatas are a great way of using up ends of cooked meats, herbs and cheeses left over in your fridge.

This cheesy tart is the perfect comfort food to warm you up. You want the firm type of mozzarella sometimes sold as &lsquopizza mozzarella&rsquo for this, the balls of soft mozzarella sold in bags of whey are too soft and moist. If you aren&rsquot keen on Parma ham, you can substitute any other thinly sliced cured meat.


15 CANNELLINI BEAN RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE!

From creamy delicious soups to flavorsome salads, bruschetta, pasta recipes, toasts and much more!

There are so many occasions when you’re tired, hungry and you crave something filling, satisfying, but simple and quick. And that’s when the convenient Italian cannellini beans, with their fluffy texture and hearty flavor, will save your meal in no time.

Healthy, cheap, packed with nutrients and so convenient, canned cannellini beans are a great cupboard essential. They are so versatile and make the perfect, quick, delicious midweek meal for the whole family.

And I’m sure here you’ll find the cannellini bean recipes you’re looking for!

This creamy flavor-packed cannellini bean soup will blow your mind!
It’s vegan, thick, comforting, tastes amazing, and it’s one of my favorite cannellini bean recipes!

Not only vegan cannellini soup recipes but also amazing bruschetta! These little crunchy toasts are topped with scrumptious smoky beans, thyme, chili flakes, fresh garlic, and olive oil. Delicious!

This hearty cannellini and kale soup is chock full of veggies and filling. It’s the kind of soup that warms you up, healthy and full of flavor.

This easy canned bean salad recipe combines cannellini beans and their amazing texture with juicy tomatoes, savory olives, and refreshing parsley. All tossed in a fantastic homemade lemon garlic dressing. So simple and so good!

This quick white bean pasta turn canned cannellini beans into a wonderful 1-pot family meal ready in less than 15 minutes packed with fresh ingredients.

This one is a luscious lemony white bean dip that whizzes up easily in the food processor, perfect for any party. Another fabulous vegan cannellini bean recipe!

This is not an average bean soup, this is an awesome vegan soup with big flavor. I cook it the way my mum used to, loaded with chili flakes, parsley, and garlic, a burst of flavor. Needless to say, this is one of the best cannellini soup recipes I’ve ever had!

What about a cannellini bean salad recipe with punchy and tangy sun dried tomatoes and ready in less than 15 minutes? Serve as a simple side, as a starter or enjoy as a light lunch or dinner.

Farmhouse Cabbage Soup with Cannellini Beans and Kielbasa is rustic, hearty and some of the best cannellini bean recipes you’ll make all fall and winter long!

This creamy and luscious soup is topped with crunchy bacon, some fresh herbs, and croutons. Delicious!

A delicious pasta dish with a garlicky lemon dairy-free white bean sauce served alongside roasted asparagus. It comes together easily, perfect for a weeknight dinner.

This leek & cannellini bean mash takes 5 minutes, is packed with protein and nutrients and tastes incredible. So creamy! Then top with vegetables like Tenderstem Royale which adds amazing color and crunch.

Lots of aromatics, crushed tomatoes, Tuscan kale, and pasta turn this cannellini bean recipe into a hearty meal-in-a-bowl situation. It’ll warm you right up on cold days, and tastes even better the next day.

This vegan cannellini bean stew recipe is savory, satisfying, and comforting. Requiring less than 10 ingredients and this soup comes together in a pinch. It’s the perfect meal for those busy winter weeknights.

Vegan white bean soup, made with potatoes, carrots, onions, rice, cilantro, and cannellini beans. This soup is nutritious, comforting and delicious!

Quick, easy, and delicious! This super side pairs slightly bitter chard with sweet honey, cannellini beans and toasted almonds and comes together in easily in under 15 minutes.

How to cook cannellini beans in instant pot? This recipe makes flavorsome cannellini beans in instant pot, served with crumbled feta and fresh basil.

NOTES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

You can find either canned or dried cannellini at your local store. And even if the dried counterparts deliver more flavor and a better texture, for convenience and zero prep time, canned cannellini beans are definitely a must-have staple in any cupboard.

ARE CANNELLINI BEANS GOOD FOR YOU?

Yes, they’re an excellent source of fiber and important micronutrients. Plus, they’re packed with protein and contain zero fat. Big bonus if you’re vegan or if you simply try to throw together a delicious meat-free meal from things readily to hand.

BETTER CANNED OR DRIED BEANS?

Although canned cannellini beans work fine in any recipe, if you have the time, it’s worth the effort to make your own beans at home, mostly because:

  • They’re cheaper
  • They taste better
  • They freeze beautifully
  • You can use the bean cooking water as a flavorsome broth

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK CANNELLINI BEANS?

To speed cooking time, dried cannellini should be soaked before cooking.
Soak them in lots of cold water from a minimum of 5-6 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse, then put them in a large pan, cover with water and bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and cook until tender (it might take from 30 to 50 minutes).

Plus, cooking a big batch of beans, and freezing the rest, will save you energy and money!

TIP: it’s a good idea to add a few bay leaves and pieces of vegetables such as carrots, celery or onion, into the cooking water. They will make the thick and nutrient bean broth delicious, which you can use to add flavor to soups and stews.

DO YOU HAVE TO COOK CANNED CANNELLINI BEANS?

NO, canned cannellini beans are so convenient and already cooked, that means they can be eaten without additional cooking. However, before using them in any recipe, drain and possibly rinse them.

In conclusion, canned or dried, in soups or in salads, in stews or in toasts, vegan or not vegan, the hearty and creamy cannellini beans are just delicious!

And if you enjoy one of these amazing cannellini bean recipes, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it or tag a photo #theclevermeal on Instagram. I would love to hear from you!