Marinated feta cubes

marinated feta by irem aksu


  • 150g feta cheese – cut into cubes 
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds 
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 fresh red chilli – you can substitute it with dried chilli flakes 
  • A handful fresh parsley – chopped finely
  • Zest of one lemon 
  • A squeeze of half a lemon
  • 2 fresh thyme – if not you can use dried oregano, or thyme 
  • 1 garlic clove – skin on 
  • 4tbsp olive oil 

Place a pan on a low heat, add coriander and cumin seeds to toast. Once the smell of the seeds are notable, remove them and crush lightly. Add olive oil, garlic, thyme (dried aromatics if you use) in a pan. Stir gently and keep it on a very low heat for 2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, add sliced red chilli, parsley and lemon zest. When the marinade is still wam (not hot), add feta, a squeeze of half a lemon and mix. Serve after marinating a few hours in the fridge. Overnight is better if you have enough time.