Feta, Honey & Date Spread

This spread can be made, covered, and refrigerated up to 3 days before serving. For a flavorful dipper with the spread, cut pita bread in wedges, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and thyme, then crisp in the oven.

Feta, Honey & Date Spread
Photo: Andy Lyons
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cup crumbled feta (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon fresh marjoram or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped and/or sliced green olives

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Toasted pita bread wedges

Thyme-Flecked Pita Crisps

  • 4 pita bread rounds

  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a serving bowl gently stir together feta, almonds, dates, olives, and lemon peel. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine honey and cayenne. Warm in microwave for 15 seconds. Drizzle over spread; fold gently to combine. Serve with pita bread.

Thyme-Flecked Pita Crisps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut each pita round into 8 wedges. Separate wedges. In a large bowl toss pita wedges with olive oil, thyme, and salt until evenly coated. Spread wedges on two baking sheets. Bake 8 minutes or until crisp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 286mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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