It wasn't quite wet enough to qualify as a "spread", but it was still delicious. I served it with sliced baguette, but it was pretty crumbly for that. My sister suggested using it as the base for a panini. It would be delicious with pears on some crusty bread. Mmmmmmm. I'll definitely make it again and try it on a sammie.
Here's the recipe:
Feta, Honey & Date Spread
1 C feta cheese (4 oz)
1/2 C toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 C pitted dates, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh marjoram or 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped (I used thyme)
2 Tbsp coarsely chopped or sliced green olives (okay, this sounded weird to me, so I left them out)
2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel (I think orange would be yummy too)
1/4 C honey
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
I even shelled my own nuts. Ever seen an almond in it's natural habitat?
They were a pain in the butt to crack. I don't recommend it.
In a serving bowl gently stir together feta, almonds, dates, marjoram, olives, and lemon peel.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine honey and cayenne; warm in microwave 15 seconds.
Drizzle over spread; fold gently to combine.