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Beyaz Peynir Ezmesi (Spicy Feta Cheese Spread)


Prepared by Elif Selvili

This flavorful spread makes a nice appetizer served with crusty bread and olives. Rustic sourdough is the closest in style to traditional Turkish bread.

Super easy

Beyaz Peynir Ezmesi (Spicy Feta Cheese Spread)


For 15 Person(s)


  • 1 pounds lb. feta, drained and crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Turkish red pepper (you can substitute red pepper flakes)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried mint, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • Assorted olives, sliced bread

Beyaz Peynir Ezmesi (Spicy Feta Cheese Spread) Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree feta, garlic, paprika, red pepper, 2 teaspoons dried mint and olive oil until smooth.
  2. Place in a shallow bowl, cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  3. To serve, drizzle olive oil over spread, sprinkle with last ½ teaspoon dried mint and serve with olives and sliced bread (and with sliced fresh tomatoes when in season).

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