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We’ve come to a realization: Feta cheese is not just for Greek salad. While we love the tasty, classic combo, we’ve come to learn that the salty sheep’s milk cheese is so much more versatile. You can bake it, fry it, top it on French fries and even use it in meatballs. To prove it, here are 15 delicious things you can make with feta cheese. 

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1. Watermelon Feta Skewers

Talk about a classic: Nothing pairs better than juicy watermelon, salty feta cheese and a grill.

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2. Greek Wedge Salad

When you think feta, you immediately call to mind a Greek salad. Put a spin on the bowl by serving it as a satisfying but lighter version of the classic steakhouse original.  

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3. Whipped Feta Dip

Well, this is so much better than packaged hummus. Try Coterie member Charlene Thomas’s whipped feta alongside crudités, crackers or a fresh baguette.

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4. Pan-Fried Feta with Peppered Honey

So why not fry some feta cheese and cover it in honey? The sweetness of the honey with the tanginess of the feta will make you wonder why you haven’t tried this genius combination before.

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5. Beet and Whipped Feta Grilled Cheese

Stand away from the Kraft singles. It’s time to up the ante on your grilled cheese by adding feta like Coterie member Liz Harris.

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6. Baked Feta with Dill, Caper Berries, and Citrus

This baked feta recipe is sure to impress even your fanciest guests with those giant capers and colorful citrus slices.  

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7. Cauliflower-Feta Meatballs with Spicy Moroccan Tomato Zucchini Noodles

We’re obsessed with Coterie member Ali Maffucci’s cauliflower and feta “meatballs.” They’re flavorful, savory and a delicious vegetarian alternative to your go-to pasta toppings.

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8. Feta Dill Biscuits

Yes, you can bake feta into a biscuit. And yes, it’s a mind-blow on the first bite. (Maybe make extras…)

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9. Cucumber Canapes with Whipped Feta, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

We know, “canapé” sounds fancy and unachievable. But Coterie member Maria Lichty’s canapés with whipped feta take just 15 minutes.

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10. Whole-Wheat Feta Tart with Caramelized Onions and Herbs

If it’s a savory tart, that means we can have it for dinner, right? Try this one, with feta, caramelized onions and herbs.

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11. Oregano Feta Fries

Forget chili-cheese fries. It’s all about Coterie member Gaby Dalkin’s French fries tossed with fresh oregano and crumbled feta.

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12. Spicy Greek Feta Dip

Feta cheese is the star of this show, which also includes roasted red peppers, garlic and red pepper flakes.

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13. Whipped Feta and Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate

Beware: Coterie member Monique Volz’s little toasts with avocado and feta are consumed much faster than expected.

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14. Linguine with Lemon, Feta and Basil

Want to make linguine but out of Parmesan? Do like Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp and top with crumbled feta—it’s just as salty and delicious.

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15. Mediterranean Turkey Burger

Another classic, but with a refreshing twist. Lighten up lunch by swapping beef for turkey. And keep things interesting by substituting cheddar for feta. And trust us, once you go feta on your burger, you don’t go back.

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