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Fiery Peppered Feta With Pita

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“From Weir Cooking in the City by Joanne Weir. This dish was one of her favorites during an afternoon of Turkish meze. This can be made a day in advance making it perfect for entertaining. (Make sure to refrigerate it and then bring to room temperature before serving.)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the feta, yogurt, and 1/4 teaspoons salt in a bowl and mash with a fork to make a smooth paste. Alternatively this can be pureed in a food processor. Add the garlic, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, paprika, and cayenne. Season with salt and black pepper and mix well.
  3. Wrap the pita tightly in foil and place in the oven until warm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Spread the feta puree on a serving plate. Drizzle with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, paprika, and garnish with olives. Serve with the warm pita.

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