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My Big Fat Greek Appetizer

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5 from 2 votes
All your favorite Greek ingredients on one big platter. Dive in and enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
My Big Fat Greek Appetizer is layers of good olive oil, feta cheese, cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Scoop it up with a pita! https://www.lanascooking.com/big-fat-greek-appetizer

My Big Fat Greek Appetizer is layers of good olive oil, feta cheese, cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Scoop it up with a pita!

Need a quick appetizer for a summer party? I’ve got you covered with My Big Fat Greek Appetizer! I took some of my most favorite Greek and Mediterranean ingredients and put them all together in one dish for this irresistible recipe.

My Big Fat Greek Appetizer is layers of good olive oil, feta cheese, cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Scoop it up with a pita! https://www.lanascooking.com/big-fat-greek-appetizer

The inspiration for this came from a post I stumbled across a long time ago on a blog called Clover Lane. Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to put my own interpretation on that recipe.

This platter of Greek goodness is so good on a hot afternoon outside or when everyone’s standing around waiting for dinner to come off the grill. I like it best with a glass of cold, crisp wine but beer drinkers tell me it’s pretty good with that libation as well.

I do think it’s important to use the very best ingredients you can afford in this delicious appetizer. Particularly the olive oil. A really good extra virgin is, I think, a requirement.

And do add whatever you like! I sometimes put dollops of Greek yogurt around. Or use purple onions instead of green onions. They’re much more colorful anyway. Don’t like Kalamata olives? Okay, leave them out. Just take the idea and make it your own.

I’ve given you some measurements in the recipe, but honestly, they’re just guidelines. You really don’t even need them. Just start building your appetizer on a big, shallow plate or platter and add or leave out whatever looks right to you! Include some warm pita bread to tear into pieces for scooping and you’re all set.

How to Make My Big Fat Greek Appetizer

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the pita bread in the oven to warm while you prepare the rest of the recipe. I just put the pitas right on the oven rack. No pan to wash!

Serving platter with olive oil on the bottom.

In a large, shallow plate or platter, pour olive oil to cover the bottom. As I said before, measurements aren’t really important but I checked to make sure and noted that I used about 1/3 cup this time. You do want a really good, extra virgin olive oil for this.

Feta cheese added on top of olive oil.

Scatter over the crumbled Feta cheese. I just crumble it with my fingers but you could cut it into cubes if you like that better.

Diced cucumber and green onion added over feta cheese.

Add the diced cucumber and green onion. Finely diced purple onion would be good also. I just happened to have green onions on hand.

Added diced tomatoes and kalamata olives to the platter.

Next, add the diced tomatoes and Kalamata olives. I always like plum tomatoes for this recipe because they have less moisture than other tomatoes. That keeps them from watering down the recipe.

You could also use halved grape or cherry tomatoes. If you’re using regular tomatoes, be sure to remove the seeds before you dice them.

Platter finished with lemon juice and pepper.

Sprinkle over the lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper. You probably won’t need any salt since the Feta is usually pretty salty but taste to see what you think.

Serve with warm pita bread torn in pieces and pickled Pepperoncini.

Just for fun, I thought I’d show you what it looks like around here after the photoshoot and recipe testing are done. It took us about 5 minutes to nearly destroy the whole platter. Then again, it was about 3:00 in the afternoon and neither of us had had lunch :-)

Serving platter after photo shoot and testing.

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My Big Fat Greek Appetizer is layers of good olive oil, feta cheese, cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Scoop it up with a pita! https://www.lanascooking.com/big-fat-greek-appetizer

My Big Fat Greek Appetizer

All your favorite Greek ingredients on one big platter. Dive in and enjoy!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 4 Pitas
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces crumbled Feta cheese
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup diced green onion
  • ½ cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 Pepperoncini

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the pita bread in the oven to warm while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  • In a large, shallow plate or platter, pour olive oil to cover the bottom.
  • Scatter over the crumbled Feta cheese, diced cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and Kalamata olives.
  • Sprinkle with a little lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Serve with warm pita bread torn in pieces and pickled Pepperoncini.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. I’m going to give this a try but I will add a sprinkling of freshly torn oregano to make it really Greek!

  2. This contains a lot of my favorite flavors, and I love the simplicity. I know what you mean about 5 minutes after the photo shoot. As soon as the food is being served, my kids start circling like vultures. They often complain about my blog being the reason for their starvation. Once, I had the perfect photo set up, turned around to pick up the camera, and the plate was gone.

  3. I will DEFINITELY be making this. It’s just too simple. And all those wonderful flavors? Yum!

  4. Oh man! If I went to a party and this was there I would probably just sit next to it and eat it all….totally cool, right?

  5. I used to work in a Greek restaurant. Love their food. This is spectacular. I need to try this next time my sis in law visits.

  6. Sometimes for dinner after a day at work, I love to have a glass of wine and make an appetizer plate. Holey Moley this would be perfect—and easy. But easy is not the point, it feel kind of special. Its also amazing how full you get too.

  7. Greek salads are so refreshing. I love your recipe!!
    I feel inspired… I’m thinking dinner tonight! :)

  8. It’s 10am and you have me drooling. And you have me jealous of everyone that had the privilege of emptying that plate. I want, I want, I want.

  9. Lana – that’s it – I’m coming over for cocktails and apps! :) In all seriousness – this looks utterly delicious!

  10. Love that movie and love Greek appetizers. This would make me very happy today for lunch!!

    1. It is a great lunch or appetizer. It’s also fantastic with a grilled steak or lamb chops for dinner.

  11. I’ve always had a hard time with Greek food, I think because of the olives. But this might completely change my mind! It looks delicious and so fresh!