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Greek Mezes with Roasted Red Peppers (Florinis)

Roasted Red Pepper appetizer

Today as I was looking into some of my notes, I noticed that today was the deadline for the Monthly Mingle event, created by Meeta, of Whats For Lunch Honey’s and co-hosted this month by Mansi, of Fun ‘n’ Food, This month’s theme being Appetizers & Hors D’ oeuvres, we were requested to share some fancy vegetarian appetizers. Cook something that’s pretty to look at and tasty to bite in, something that looks good on a plate and is irresistible to our guests!

I had made a note to participate in this event but as always there are so many events going on that it skipped my mind.

Thank God I still had some Preserved Red Peppers (Piperies Florinis) left in my refrigerator and I prepared this appetizer, which goes well with wine or ouzo.  These roasted peppers from Florina, are naturally sweet so they pair well with the salty feta making an easy and delicious appetizer!

Greek Mezes with Roasted Red Peppers (Piperies Florinis)


Each piece of pepper makes 2 appetizers so depending on number of your guests adjust the recipe

  • 4 pieces of peppers
  • 8 pieces of feta cheese, cubed
  • 8 pieces of cucumber
  • 4 kalamata olives, pitted
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Black pepper (optional)
  • A pinch of oregano
  • Toothpicks


Peel and cut the cucumber, (I use only small and tender cucumbers which do not have seeds in them), add salt (be careful as the feta is salty) and place a cube of feta on top. Put them on a toothpick and then fold the pepper and add it on top of the feta and a half of and olive. When all are finished, sprinkle with oregano and pepper.

Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Roasted Red Pepper appetizer

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!

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10 Responses

  1. Mansi Desai

    that looks so simple and tasty ivy! thanks for sharing an authentic greek appetizer with us at the MM!:)

  2. Lisa

    You simply can’t go wrong with feta cheese and olives! Good choice for your entry Ivy.

  3. Hetal

    Nice recipe….seems simple and tasty too.

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  5. Bellini Valli

    My daughter is coming for our mother/daughter movie night tomorrow…these should settle our hunger while dinner is cooking:D

  6. Susan from Food Blogga

    Peppers, feta, and olives are perfection together. This is a superb entry, Ivy!

  7. Núria

    Ai, I wanted to participate too, but the time’s gone :(. A lovely entry Ivy! And very colourful too 😀

  8. Madame Donna C.

    Just what I’ve been searching for in pursuit of some new summertime appetizers! These look flavorful and refreshing.

  9. maybelles parents

    simply perfect.

  10. Peter G

    These look so creative Ivy! And perfect as canapes with drinks.