Basil and Feta Cheese Spread

By Lemon & Olives

basil and feta spread. This Greek basil and feta spread recipe is simple to make and goes great with fresh bread

This is very simple and easy appetizer (meze) that you can whip up in no time at all.

I don’t know what it is about these two, but basil and feta cheese go together so deliciously that one wonders if the herb was grown specifically for this combination.

What I truly love about this appetizer besides it’s simplicity, is the addition of olive oil and garlic to an already mouthwatering mix. These flavors all react and balance each other so nicely.

Serve with Greek olives and some warm Kalamata bread and tzatziki

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

καλή όρεξη! (Kali orexi – enjoy your meal!)

basil and feta spread

Basil and Feta Cheese Spread

Yield: 2 -3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a simple Greek meze that is absolutely amazing with bread and some Red wine. It's quick and easy to make.


  • 1 lb feta cheese
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, use more if you're a garlic lover
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor (blender) and mix until smooth paste
  2. Empty into bowl and serve alongside bread!


Can replace basil with any other herb you may like. Adjust accordingly. Add a bit more olive oil for a smoother texture.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving:Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Lemon & Olives is a husband and wife team exploring the Mediterranean (Diet) Lifestyle, Greek foods, Greek Culture, History and all things Greece.

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