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Easy Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Honey

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers / Dips
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired

Description

Feta + tomatoes + honey + an oven = magic! This easy Baked Feta recipe makes the most delicious, flavorful (and healthy!) appetizer or meatless meal!


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon pine nuts
  • 8 ounce block of organic feta cheese (not crumbled feta)
  • 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or substitute parsley)
  • Ground black pepper
  • Whole grain pita chips, whole grain crackers, toasted whole wheat naan, focaccia, baguette, or garlic bread (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange pine nuts on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully, pine nuts burn quickly! Set aside.
  2. Adjust oven heat to 400 degrees F.
  3. Place block of feta in a small casserole dish. Arrange the cherry tomatoes both on top of and alongside the feta.
  4. Add the olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, honey, and garlic to a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Season with ground black pepper.
  5. Pour the olive oil mixture all over the feta and tomatoes.
  6. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in the oven about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and place back in ovenĀ until cheese and tomatoes are softened and olive oil mixture is bubbling, about 10 minutes.
  8. Allow dish to cool slightly. Arrange toasted pine nuts and chopped basil (or parsley) over the top.
  9. Serve while baked feta is still warm, while the cheese is soft and spreadable.
  10. Serve with pita chips, crackers, naan, focaccia, baguette, or garlic bread.

Notes

  1. After spreading some feta and tomatoes on your bread, be sure to use that bread to soak up all of the delicious honey-lemon flavor of the olive oil mixture. The sauce is where all of the flavor is!
  2. I find that the feta is so salty, it’s not necessary to season the tomatoes or olive oil mixture with salt.

Keywords: Greek, Baked Feta, Dips, Appetizers, Summer, Feta, Tomato, Olive Oil, Honey