Do you feel fancy? No? Well, get ready ’cause it’s fancy pants time!
We’ve been wanting to get some fancifulness here on this blog for a while now. Yep, fancifulness is a word. I didn’t know either until I just typed this and no red squiggly line came up under it. Look, you learned something new.
So today, we’re being fanciful. This spread has feta, honey, dates, and almonds. Wanna hear something funny? All four of these ingredients were already a part of my pantry staples, thanks to Sam’s. Big ups to Sam’s! Remember when people said “big ups” back in the day? Heather doesn’t remember it but that’s because she’s a baby pants. Man, I’m full of asides today.
It was super easy to throw together for an afternoon snack. In the time it takes to toast some pitas for pita chips, you can put this spread together and eat it while saying fancy things like, “No, it’s absolutely pronounced ‘on-dive‘” and “How much are the crown jewels? No seriously, name the price.” You guys know what I’m talking about, right? Right.
-Heather and Melissa
Feta Honey Date Spread
1 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/4-1/2 tsp ground thyme
2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp cayenne
Toasted pita bread chips
- For pita chips: Cut pita into 8 wedges and lightly brush the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and toast in a toaster oven or in a preheated oven at 425˚ until golden brown and crispy.
- Gently stir together the first five ingredients in a medium bowl.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine honey and cayenne and heat for 15 seconds in the microwave. Drizzle over spread and fold gently until combined.
- Serve chilled with pita chips.
Source: Better Home and Garden, April 2012