Over the past few weeks, temperatures in DC have been climbing over 90 degrees, and opening the back door feels like walking into a full-on steam room. Even the thought of heating up the kitchen is unbearable so I’ve been making lots of salads and appetizers for dinner. My poor husband may starve but that’s another story ;). This is one of my new favorites: burst cherry tomatoes, capers, and a flash under the broiler transform an ordinary block of feta into a surprisingly addictive and flavorful spread. It’s meant to serve four as a starter, but with a crusty baguette and a bottle of chilled rosé, I think it’s the perfect summer supper for two.
Begin by sautéing the garlic in olive oil until golden.
Add the tomatoes and cook until they start to burst.
Stir in the capers.
Place the block of feta in a small baking dish and scatter the tomatoes around the cheese.
Broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, about 4 minutes. Serve with a crusty baguette or pita bread and enjoy!
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Broiled Feta with Garlicky Cherry Tomatoes & Capers
- 1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- 10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes, preferably different colors, halved
- Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Pinch sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons tablespoons capers, drained
- Preheat the broiler and set the oven rack in the top position. Place the feta in a small (1.5-quart) baking dish and set aside.
- Heat the oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar; cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the capers.
- Scatter the tomatoes around the feta and broil until the feta is softened and browned on top, about 4 minutes (but keep an eye on it as broilers vary greatly.)
- Calories: 226
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Sugar: 4g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 9g
- Sodium: 732mg
- Cholesterol: 50mg
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