Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
I wanted to roast asparagus with feta for supper, but the stuff at the market looked horrible. The tomatoes, however, were fresh and garden grown, so I grabbed a few, took them home and threw this together. I served it with pan seared sirloin steak and a simple baked potato. I made a tomato for each of us and worried that it would be too much. I didn't need to. This put the steak to shame and we ate every bite. I could eat this all by itself for a quick, delicious lunch.
- 2 red ripe tomatoes (medium to large)
- 1⁄3 cup feta cheese, crumbled (more or less to taste)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tiny pinch dried lemon peel
- Heat oil in a small skillet. Toss in garlic and saute for about 2 minutes on medium heat, then add lemon peel, oregano and basil and saute for another minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and salt. Set aside to cool.
- While the oil is cooling wash and remove the stem from the tomatoes, then slice into 1/4 inch slices.
- With a pastry or basting brush, coat a baking sheet lightly with some of the oil. Lay out the tomatoes on the baking sheet, leaving a half inch between them. Brush the tops of the tomatoes with more of the olive oil mixture. Top each with a sprinkle of feta. Discard the excess oil, or store in air tight container and use to dress garlic bread later.
- Broil on high for about 5 minutes until heated through. Don't put it too close to the broiler. I put mine about 8" away. The feta may start to brown,(it tastes great that way), but don't let it burn.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.