Entrees French, American tomato paste, Chinese eggplants, feta chunk, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, kalamata olives, fried feta, zucchini pasta

Fried Président Feta Chunk & Zucchini Pasta

A light, summer entrée that features tangy fried Président Feta Chunk atop a bed of fresh, thinly sliced zucchini pasta.

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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Tomato Paste
  • 10 whole tomatoes
  • 5 whole Chinese eggplant
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp cumin, toasted & ground
  • 1 tbsp coriander, toasted & ground
  • 1 tbsp Salt and pepper, to season
Tomato Paste
  1. Halve tomatoes and toss with 1 tbsp. olive oil and salt.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and place tomato halves skin side up.
  3. Roast until skins are blistered and charred — about 20 minutes.
  4. Peel and slice Chinese eggplants into 3-inch strips.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in 4-quart sauce pan, add eggplant.
  6. Roast until charred on all sides.
  7. Stir eggplant over medium heat until half cooked — about 30 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes, cumin and coriander.
  9. Cook until compote has become dry and eggplant has broken down.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
Zucchini Pasta
  • 8 oz Président Feta Chunk
  • 2 whole yellow zucchini

  • 2 whole green zucchini

  • 5 whole Kalamata olives
  • 3 whole egg whites

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup bread crumbs
Zucchini Pasta Directions
  1. Slice zucchini on a mandoline, using a round-hole blade to mimic spaghetti. Be sure to use mandoline safety guard.
  2. Quickly blanch zucchini pasta in salted water, then cool and set aside.
  3. Slice Président Feta Chunk into 3" x 1" sticks.
  4. Coat feta strips using traditional breading method, dipping in flour, egg whites and bread crumbs.
  5. Fry feta strips in deep-fry pan at 350°F for 2 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Slice fried feta strips in half, at a slight angle.
  7. Cut olives in half
  8. Place zucchini pasta and fried feta on tomato purée and top with olives.
Expert Tip

Use a mandaline to slice the zucchini into pasta like strips.

Explore The Pairing

Summer Zucchini

Zucchini pasta is a light, low-carb alternative to traditional noodles. While the zucchini itself doesn’t pack a ton of flavor, it’s the perfect bed for your favorite summer ingredients.

Kalamata Olives

Named after the southern Greek city of Kalamata, Kalamata olives are large purple olives with a smooth, meaty texture. Kalamata olives are typically preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil, and must be hand-picked in order to avoid bruising.


In a pinch? Substitute French black olives in place of the Kalamata olives.

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