Marinated Feta and Olive Skewers


2 teaspoons fennel seeds

2 teaspoons orange zest

3 tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 24 (1/2-inch) cubes

24 mint leaves

1/4 large English cucumber, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks

12 pitted green olives, halved


Special equipment: 24 (6-inch) skewers


In a medium bowl combine the fennel seeds, orange zest, orange juice, and pepper. Gently stir in the feta and marinate for 1 hour or more.


To make the skewers, place a mint leaf about 3/4-inch up the skewer, then add an olive half, then a chunk of cucumber. Gently place a cube of the marinated feta on the end.