2 Spiced Feta Dip


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My Street Food Kitchen

My Street Food Kitchen

By Jennifer Joyce

Published 2015

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Shanklish, a spice-crusted, tennis ball-size sheep’s cheese, is a Syrian and Lebanese specialty. Crumbled and tossed with olive oil and herbs, it’s wonderful scooped up in warm flatbread. You can get it from Middle Eastern shops or substitute feta or goat’s cheese.

Preparation: 10 Minutes


  • 100 g ( oz) shanklish, feta or firm goat’s cheese, crumbled
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced red capsicum (pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar or ground cumin
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil


Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss to mix well, then serve on a platter or in a shallow bowl and eat with warm flatbread.