Baked Feta Cheese With Onions, Red Pepper & Tomatoes

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

We went to the Greek Island of Kos and had this as a starter in a restaurant - we loved it! When we got home I had a go and made it myself. It can be served as a side dish too.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7
  2. You will need two individual serving dishes that can go into the oven.
  3. De-seed and cut the bell pepper length ways into 3 cm strips.
  4. Brush the pepper slices in a little oil and place on a preheated non stick baking tray and roast for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  5. Char the skin of the pepper slightly with a cooks blow torch if you think the skin isn’t looking nice and roasted. Put the peppers to one side.
  6. Now, in a saucepan, melt the butter and the olive oil.
  7. Slice the onion thinly and finely chop the garlic. Add the onion and garlic to the saucepan. Over a low heat, cook until soft but not coloured.
  8. Cut the feta cheese into 2cm cubes.
  9. Using individual serving dishes, layer the onions, with the thinly sliced tomatoes and the roasted red pepper slices.
  10. Top with the cubed feta cheese. Finish by sprinkling with the grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika on top of each dish.
  11. Cover with aluminium foil (trying not to touch the cheese) and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the feta starts to get a nice colour.
  12. Take care not to cook too much as it looks better if the feta stays in cubes.
  13. Serve with nice fresh crusty bread.
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My son visited Greece and told me this was one of his favorite dishes while he was there. I made it for a dinner party and it was a hit! I can't tell you how it tasted because it was gone before I had a chance to try it. It had to be authentic.....my husband is Greek and it passed his test as well. Easy to do. I served it with toasted pita triangles. Enjoy!