Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

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  • 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


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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  • 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)

Nutritional Information

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