Kopanisti (Greek Cheese Spread)

Hello everyone!  this will be the last recipe I will be posting for the next two weeks, it’s that time of year, vacation time with hubby and Charlie our dog. 🙂  Road trip back to Greece, so internet access will be scarce on the road.  Once we arrive, and I do have internet access, I will post various pictures of food, places well pictures for you to see. 🙂

I would like to wish all that have not yet gone on vacation to enjoy, relax and be safe. To those that have returned from vacation, I hope you enjoyed, your batteries have been recharged  and to be safe…see you guys in September!!    Sophie


Who doesn’t love cheese spreads.  There are so many variations of cheese spreads in the greek cuisine, that are so easy to make in just a few minutes, so here is one delicious spread with a few ingredients.  Great cheese spread for bread, crackers, fried Zucchini, Aubergine, or anything else you love adding cheese spread on.  I know some people who actually put this on their pasta instead of sauces…:)  A bit of information about the word Kopanisti the definition is: to beat something (Ko-pa-ni-so)…hahahaha…sometimes the definitions are funny. 🙂

The original recipe comes from the Aegean Islands of  Tinos, Syros, and Mykonos.  The cheese they use on these islands is not Feta cheese, they use a cheese that they produce called Tyrovolia.  The taste is not the same as Feta cheese, it’s similarity is more towards cottage cheese.

Now, this recipe has been tweaked with Feta cheese, and with the delicious mix of yogurt, peppers, and Cayenne paprika, makes it spicy, salty with a  mouthwatering taste you will enjoy.  

Ingredients:

100 grams Feta Cheese

150 grams Yogurt (not the 0% yogurt full fat yogurt) 🙂

1 Paprika Pepper 

1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 

 

Preparation:

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Slice pepper in half.  All you will actually need is half of the pepper.

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Add into the blender along with the yogurt.

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Beat pepper and yogurt.

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In a small bowl add the mixture into the feta cheese, and cayenne pepper, mix until it is nicely blended, and that’s it!  Simple and delicious.

You can make this cheese spread, and eat it right away or it can be put in the fridge for a few days until consumption. 🙂

Ok, so this is it…I will be reading all your posts until Friday and then I\m off….See everyone in September again…

Kali Orexei!!!  🙂

 

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Kip Walkin says:

    Hey Sophie, wishing you a lovely vacation with your family. I will sure be missing you and your lovely posts. Do take care and have a great time out there.🌷👍

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you I will and I will miss you too…..:)

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  2. Hola Sophie, I love all kinds of spreads! Easy, quick and tasty. Enjoy your holiday and send us a bit of sun and warm weather to UK, please! 😛 😉 Have a great time!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Will do and thank you!!!!!

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  3. Enjoy your holiday to Greece. Where is home in Greece? Looking forward to your posts of photos . 🇬🇷🇬🇷

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you!! first stop Athens…hoping to have internet access to be able to post…:)

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  4. Wish you a wonderful time in Greece. Enjoy the stay and have fun!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you so much!! Take care and see you again in Sept. 🙂

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Very yummy recipe..loved it 🙂

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  6. jyo says:

    Simple yet STUNNER…really a nice share👌…. ENJOYYY the vacation sweets❣❣

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Awww Thank you!! See ya in Sept…:)

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  7. Lenneke Campo says:

    Ha Sophie, ik heb een andere telefoon dus mijn app contacten zijn weg. Kan jij mij appen dan heb ik jouw contact weer?

    Mobile Device Lenneke Campo

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Lenneke, I sent you a message did you not receive it?

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  8. Enjoy your vacation☺ Yummy recipe😋

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂

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  9. foodzesty says:

    Thank you Monika!!! 🙂

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  10. mistimaan says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award 🙂
    https://mistimaan.wordpress.com/…/13/__trashed-2__trashed-2/

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Seriously!!! OMG thank you so much 🙂

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      1. mistimaan says:

        Most welcome and please write me back 🙂

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      2. foodzesty says:

        I will once i get back 🙂

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  11. Have a lot of fun in Greece!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you very much!!! 🙂

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  12. Happy holidays!!! 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you very much!!! 🙂

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  13. Came back from Santorini a couple of days ago. I’m in love with Greece. I make the same spread, I just add a teaspoon of olive oil in it. Amazing!

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    1. foodzesty says:

      I am glad you enjoyed Santorini, it is a beautiful Island…Have you been to the Ionian Islands? I just got back from visiting family and friends on Saturday.

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      1. I’ve visited Corfu numerous times. I love Greek islands. Thessaloniki and Athens are cities I visit often.

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      2. foodzesty says:

        Cefalonia is where my husband is from beautifullll and Zakynthos of course.

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      3. foodzesty says:

        I lived in Athens for about 25 yrs….I love Thessaloniki. 🙂

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