This is a customary beginning to a Persian meal and it is so refreshing and delicious! 1/2lb French, Greek, or Bulgarian feta cheese
1 1/2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
1/2 small clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 bunch radishes, trimmed
1 bunch green onions (scallions), white and pale green parts only
2 dozen kalamata olives
hearts of romaine lettuce
fresh mint, basil, or dill leaves
Put the feta in a food processor with olive oil and garlic and blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl or plate or spoon onto the middle of a large platter and surround with all the remaining ingredients.
adapted recipe from "Fresh from the Farmer's Market" by Janet Fletcher. Serves 4.