Fresh herbs and feta hot off the grill is a great appetizer or side dish.
By Jerri Green
Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? No one, that’s who. But, the recipe I am going to share with you today is not your ordinary bright orange slices of cheese between buttered bread. No, this is grilled feta infused with fresh thyme. Sound intimidating? Well, don’t let the fancy words scare you off. This couldn’t be more simple. In fact, it came from a suggestion in a recent issue of Real Simple magazine.
At the same time I had my carnivore cooking this gift wrapped goody, I also had him grill a few skewers of cherry tomatoes and sliced zucchini that I coated in olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In the meantime, he also grilled a piece of salmon for himself. The only thing I had going in the kitchen was the rice maker which bubbled away til our brown rice was perfect.
Once everything was ready, I unwrapped the cheese and carved off a couple of melty slices. Served along side the veggies and rice, I had a meal that was satisfying, but not stuffing. The salty and strong cheese paired nicely with the sweet squishy tomatoes and charred garlicky zucchini. The rice rounded out the meal nicely. This would also make a great appetizer at your next cookout. Once the feta is done you could put it on the table next to some nutty crackers and just let people dig in.
- 1 block of fresh feta, drained
- olive oil for drizzling
- freshly cracked pepper
- a generous amount of fresh thyme
- Start by placing a block of fresh feta on a square of aluminum foil.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Crack fresh pepper over the block and top with several sprigs of fresh thyme. (We have tons growing in our herb garden this year.)
- Then wrap up your package and place it on indirect heat in the grill for about 15 minutes.
Jerri Green is a vegetarian that lives with and loves a self-proclaimed carnivore. She makes meals work for everyone while juggling the mounting demands of motherhood. Nothing fancy but always fresh, she draws on her southern heritage to bring satisfying food to the table each and everyday.