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Fennel-Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers

Tasting fresh and clean, this recipe is a delicious vegetarian option. Fennel seeds, which range from yellow to greenish-brown, help with digestion.





wooden skewers

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds
7 oz (200g) feta cheese
zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
0.5 oz (15g) mint, finely chopped
1/2  cucumber, peeled and seeded
20 mint leaves
10  pitted black olives, halved

Recipe Methods:

1  Toast the seeds in a dry pan over low heat until nutty and golden for 3 minutes. Cool.
2  Gently rinse the feta in cold water. Drain on paper towels.
3  Cut the feta into 2cm ( 3/4 in) cubes. Toss the feta together with the toasted sesame and fennel seeds, lemon zest and juice, oil, and pepper to coat each cube well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours to allow the flavours to combine.
4  Sprinkle the feta with chopped mint and toss to coat each cube well.
5  Cut the cucumber into 20 cubes (1cm/ 1/2 in).
6  Thread one mint leaf, one olive half, one cucumber cube, and one feta cube onto each skewer. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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Fat :  86.88 gFiber : 10.98 g
Iron : 7.77 mgSugar : 11.11 g
Calcium : 1370.57 mgSodium : 2859.41 mg
Potassium : 785.99 mgCalories: 1008.14 kcal
Protein : 35.34 gVitamin A : 2584.16 IU
Vitamin C : 30.44 gCarbohydrates : 18.18 g
Saturated Fat : 35.77 gCholesterol : 176.62 mg

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