Baked Feta Cheese With Tomatoes hardly needs a recipe, but some tips will definitely help you get the perfect combination of taste and flavors.
Lately, Baked Feta Cheese With Tomatoes has become a resounding success. Surely this recipe is not a new invention, but the simplicity with which it is prepared makes it so demanded.
The inspiration for Baked Feta Cheese With Tomatoes is of Greek origin. Also known as Bouyourdi, this recipe is a popular Greek appetizer found in almost every tavern on the menu.
The idea for today’s recipe came to me when I was bothered by cold snacks for dinner, and I found a piece of Greek feta cheese in the fridge. Baked feta cheese with tomatoes is juicy, quick, and super cheese-licious. A simple vegetarian recipe to enjoy with a fresh slice of bread.
Tomatoes with feta is a simple combination with a deep flavor and colors. Such a simple dish with a long-lasting aroma in your mouth. Simply enjoy and savor every bite.
I will not surprise anyone when saying that tomatoes and feta cheese make a great combination together, even in a salad, they taste amazing. Baked, it gets another level of seductiveness and satisfaction. Coated in olive oil and lots of herbs, these two simple ingredients turn your dish into a rustic style-plate with an elegant touch. It nicely pairs with anything you have on your table. It is great as an appetizer, side dish, or simply as it is.
One of my favorite combinations made of simple ingredients with a unique texture, color, and taste. Believe me, if you try this baked feta cheese with tomatoes recipe once, you will definitely want to repeat it – it is sensational.
For the Bouyourdi recipe, try to use the best ingredients possible.
Olive oil – One of the most healthy oils to cook with is extra virgin olive oil. It can definitely be found everywhere. Quality extra virgin olive oil contains healthy fat that retains its beneficial qualities during cooking.
Feta cheese – must be good quality too. You can even find an authentic one in Greek stores. Traditionally Feta cheese is a mixture of goat and sheep’s milk with a creamy texture. Its balanced taste of sweet and slightly sour is ideal for me.
Cherry tomatoes – actually, this delicious recipe can be made of different kinds of tomatoes. I like using cherry tomatoes as they have a sweet taste and thin skin. Anyway, it is up to you which one you will choose.
Herbs – I will recommend you fresh thyme, oregano, or rosemary. If you do not have a fresh one, you can use dried herbs.
Garlic – will enhance even more this dish.
How to make Mediterranean Baked Feta Cheese With Tomatoes – Bouyourdi?
Bouyourdi – baked feta cheese with tomatoes – is the perfect effortless recipe when you crave something light and delicious. In just 30 minutes, you can enjoy a delightful hot appetizer. The taste and aroma are enhanced by garlic and rosemary.
The Bouyourdi recipe is effortless and actually requires just melting some cheese with tomatoes in the oven. To make this recipe, you can arrange tomatoes in the first layer and then cheese on top. Another version is to lay Feta cheese on the bottom and then top it with slices of tomatoes.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
Wash and pat dry 10-12 ounces of cherry tomatoes. Send them to the baking dish. Mince about 6-7 cloves of garlic and send them to the tomatoes. Sprinkle some herbs, salt &pepper, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Give a toss. Then arrange a whole block of quality feta cheese in the middle. Drizzle the Feta with a little more oil.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until cheese bubbling and starting to brown.
Once ready, serve immediately! Dive in focaccia, pita, or toasted bread in the aromatic juice from the bottom!
More Mediterranean recipes:
- Feta Cheese Salad
- Grilled Shrimp Kabobs
- Seafood Soup Recipe For Special Dining
- Citrus Seafood Salad
- Mussels In Creamy Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe
- Roasted Bell Pepper Salad With Feta Cheese
Mediterranean Baked Feta Cheese With Tomatoes - Bouyourdi
- 10 oz cherry tomatoes
- 3 oz Feta cheese
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/3 tsp salt
- ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
- Wash and pat dry 10-12 ounces of cherry tomatoes. Send them to the baking dish. Mince about 6-7 cloves of garlic and send them to the tomatoes. Sprinkle some herbs, salt &pepper, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Give a toss. Then arrange a whole block of quality feta cheese in the middle. Drizzle the Feta with a little more oil.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until cheese bubbling and starting to brown.
- Serve immediately with fresh focaccia, pita, or toasted bread.