Thursday, January 28, 2010

Roasted Feta Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes



I'm too busy here keeping myself and our little daughter warm (it's "just" -17 Celsius/1 Fahrenheit outside at the moment, but the heavy winds of few days, especially last night, makes it feel much colder), so I haven't been blogging as much as I've wanted. But I wanted to share this super-easy lunch idea with you. I've made this for lunch twice during this week. Take a small vine full of cherry tomatoes, half a block of a decent feta cheese and place into a small oven-proof dish. Grind some black pepper on top, drizzle with some chili-infused olive oil (I used Belazu's) and bake in a pre-heated 200 C / 400 F oven for about 15 minutes, until warmed through.

Serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!

PS There's a more elaborate version of this that I hope to blog about in a few days :)

11 comments:

Kalyn said...

Wow, this sounds fantastic! Simple but perfect.

The Cooking Ninja said...

Simple and a good lunch. :) I never thought of that.

Dimitry said...

This sounds great, I just wish I had some tomato from my garden, but it's still early, I hope you stay worm, and the plate looks like a great snack.

Claudia said...

That's what I love about visiting other sites, such good inspiration. Even though it's warm here, this would be a delightful lunch.

ChichaJo said...

Simple and absolutely delicious! And the photo is gorgeous too :)

Anonymous said...

Did this but also drizzled it with the Belazu Balsamic Vinegar (http://www.gourmet-delights.com/store/vinegars.html) for a finishing touch. Great idea, thanks for blogging it! :)

WizzyTheStick said...

I just stumbled on your blog and I am lovin' it. Stunning pictures and interesting recipes. I 've bookmarked a few to try already.

hotTamale said...

Brilliant and looks so yummy-- thanks for sharing!

natural selection said...

Now thats cold!!!!

Pille said...

Kalyn, ChichaJo, hotTamale, The Cooking Ninja - thank you!

Dimtry - I know! I'm so looking forward to growing - and harvesting - my own tomatoes for the first time this summer!

Claudia - you're right, this is not strictly cold-weather lunch. During late summer, when tomatoes are at their best, you could simply eat them raw with grilled feta.

Anon. - thanks for the tip! I've just ran out of Belazu's balsamico - it's great stuff!

WhizzyTheStick - welcome to Nami-Nami!

Natural Selection - well, we've had a rather cold winter this year so far.

Jeanne @ Cooksister! said...

OK - that's what my guests are getting for a starter on Sunday! Thanks for the inspiration :)