Feta Dip

from Marti King, Oak Park, California – Marti’s note: “I subscribe to several food blogs. My favorite is Your home Based Mom, which often has links to other blogs. That’s where I found this recipe and I made it for a party a week ago and it was a hit.
I used the crumbled feta from Costco and put in Oregano, as the Greek Seasoning she recommended has MSG in it. The main ingredients in it were Oregano, garlic, salt and pepper.
I also mixed it all in a bowl first and then put in on a platter.
It is a festive dip with the red, green and white colors.”

Your Life Easier This Holiday Season: Feta Dip
Here’s what you need:
olive oil
1 block (1#) of feta cheese  (I don’t like the pre-crumbled kind because I think it is dry)
tomatoes (any kind)…I use about 3 Roma’s
1 bunch of green onions
1 baguette
Greek Seasoning (see pic below)
1 large platter

1. Wet the platter generously with olive oil.
2. Chop up the onions and tomatoes
3. Crumble the feta cheese and mix with the olive oil, onions and tomatoes
4. Sprinkle the Greek Seasoning on top.  (I use about 3 tsp.)  I have seen this brand everywhere…it shouldn’t  be hard to find.  (If you can’t find it, you can sub with oregano and a little pepper and some salt to taste.). Gently mix all together. It will look festive!
5.  Slice the baguette.  A special word about the bread…it MAKES the dip.  I have found that the best bread is FRESH, bakery kind….the kind that comes in the long skinny paper bag.   You want it bite-sized and you want to cut it thin…
6.  …because this is how people will “dip”.  Or you can include a spoon if the people you hang around with are super polite and dainty.  I have never found that to be necessary.

from Clover Lane Blog (from Leigh Anne’s blog) 12/11/10