Greek Feta and Roasted Pepper Spread with Flat Bread is an addictive reddish-orange cheese spread that you will not be able to stop eating! It’s just that good!!
As you all know, Wednesday’s have gotten a bit of international flair around here these days. I love exploring and creating recipes for our Culinary Journey’s. In the first four weeks we made delightful recipes from the Japanese cuisine and also visited some beautiful locations in Japan.
Today, we’re off to begin a new culinary adventure in Greece! I quite adore the Mediterranean~ I’d love to get lost there for at least a couple of years! Wouldn’t that be absolutely dreamy 🙂 But, since I can’t pack up and head off to explore Greece right now, I’m just as excited to create mouth-watering recipes in my kitchen and share them with all of you!
Family and food are the cornerstones of Greek life~ where some cultures eat to live, Greeks live to eat. In fact, as in most Mediterranean cultures, food and meals are associated with special occasions, milestones, and the love and care that a family shares with its members. Even the simplest and humblest of meals starts off with a little something to whet the appetite like some cured fish, olives, or cheese. Simple as it may be it shows the care and love that goes into preparing a meal.
That’s why our Greek Feta and Roasted Pepper Spread with Flat Bread is the perfect starter to a meal. Not to mention that it tastes like heaven; we loved it with the flat bread but it also tastes fabulous with fresh grapes and carrots too! Don’t be shy with how you serve it… it’s the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’re in the mood for.
It was so hard to decide which aspect of Greece to highlight for you, it looks so amazing! I thought I’d start off by sharing just a couple of the 100 outstanding Archaeological Sites it holds some of which date back 5000 years.
Greece is centuries-old and important history is etched in every corner: findings from the Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, unique works from Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments, creations from folk art cultures, traces from the passing eons of other civilizations and different religions, that coexist with current creations, constructions and modern works of art. Greece is a true paradise for cultural tourism, a large journey into history and art.
Delphi, in the heart of Mount Parnassus in Central Greece, was believed by ancient people to be the omphalos (navel) of the earth, the centre of the universe. At the point where the oracle of Delphi, the most important in antiquity, lies, there used to be a prehistoric shrine dedicated to the great earth-mother ‘Gaia’. The place exudes power and mysticism. Nature, with the rustling of the age-old trees, the commanding view and the mythical significance of the oracle give visitors the impression that they have lifted the veils of time and are standing at the beginning of the world.
One of the most emblematic archaeological sites is that in Athens. The Acropolis, standing loftily on the rock of the same name, is a monument from the most illuminated period known in human history, the golden age of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
In the western Peloponnese, in the “Valley of Gods”, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Greece, and one of the most powerful brand names worldwide. You can walk though the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium; just as the ancient Olympians did after their victory 3000 years ago. They can also visit the museum and get the chance to see some unbelievable sculptures such as the sculpted decoration of the temple of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the famous Hermis of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios.
With over 100 outstanding Archaeological Sites~ I could seriously get lost there for years and completely love every minute! We’ll have a chance to look at more of the amazing isle of Greece. I found a majority of this information on Visit Greece.gr.com so check it out if you’d like to read more.
Meanwhile, enjoy our Greek Feta and Roasted Pepper Spread with Flat Bread and bring some of the Grecian-love to your dinner table tonight!
Greek Feta and Roasted Pepper Spread with Flat Bread will be your new favorite appetizer!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Much Love and Peace~
- 1 pound feta cheese
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar)
- 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices, drained
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- black pepper to taste
- 4 slices flat bread, quartered
- drizzle of olive oil for serving
- Crumble feta cheese and 2 tablespoons olive oil into blender jar or food processor.
- Pulse until creamy.
- Add red pepper, jalapeno slices, lemon juice, pepper, and olive oil; pulse until well combined.
- Pour into serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- (will thicken upon chilling)
- Garnish with drizzle of olive oil and additional feta cheese crumbles.
- Serve with flat bread slices.