I don’t use the word “Rockstar” lightly, people. I should be charging thousands of dollars for this recipe but, no, it’s yours for free.
It’s so good that when I dropped and shattered a freshly made jar all over my kitchen floor the other day, I literally jumped up and down screaming, “NOOOOOOOO!!!” and felt murderous the rest of the day.
handful of fresh Rosemary
lemon or orange slices – 2 to 3
Feta cheese – about 5 ounces
garlic – about 3 cloves
sundried tomatoes – about 4 ounces
I recommend using a Swing Top Glass Jar with a rubber seal and clamp lid, but if you don’t have one handy, a simple Mason Jar will do. Mason jars are so in right now, that they’re not even in any more. So they are totally cool again.
The Swing Top Glass Jars really present well, and we all know how important it is to awe your dinner guests with your impressive kitchen prowess. They will be talking about you for weeks!
This is Trader Joe’s Spanish Olive Oil, which was written up in Bon Appetit as their #1 best tasting reasonably priced olive oil. It was in their steamy “Supermarket Standoff” expose from ‘11. Also shown is my favorite expensive olive oil, Ardoino Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy. Use only for visits from Barack Obama or Timothy Olyphant.
And Trader Joe’s Julienne Sliced Sun Dried Tomatoes In Olive Oil.
Grab some orange or lemon slices. This orange is from our tree that I almost asked my gardener to cut down last week WHAT WAS I THINKING?
I swear by Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, and it is rumored to be the healthiest of salts.
Can’t recommend these crackers highly enough. They are gluten free and will knock your socks AND your shoes off. Well worth the $8 price tag, imho.
Fill jar about 1/3 full with Olive Oil
Add 1 tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
Add freshly chopped Rosemary
Add 2 citrus slices
Add finely chopped Feta cheese
Add chunky crushed garlic pieces
Add sundried tomatoes with some of the olive oil from the jar
Add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional)
Fill the rest of the jar with Olive Oil, and additional Rosemary and citrus slices for effect
It’s ready to serve right away, as it seems to instantly marinate.
Look at this gorgeousness:
As long as the liquid covers everything, this should last in your fridge for a few weeks. The oil gets a bit congealed, which makes it less pretty, but makes it taste even better. Lose/Win.
And, did you know that sheep and goat’s milk cheese are often well tolerated by our lactose free friends? And enemies, too, I suppose. But screw them, am I right?
And stunning plates are by Kate Spade.
Hope you like!
All photos by Julie Maigret.