BOUYIOURDI

Bouyiourdi is a traditional Greek grilled appetizer of feta cheese baked in the oven, with tomato and chilli pepper.

A delicious appetizer featuring the national cheese of Greece – feta, along with tomatoes and our favourite herb, oregano.

Ingredients:

*1 large ripe tomato

*1 garlic clove , crushed

*150 – 200g feta cheese

*1 large mild green chilli pepper, sliced

*2 tsp dried oregano

*4 tbsp olive oil

*warmed pitta breads , to serve

Directions :

Cut 1 tomato through the middle, then cut two slices from the centre and set aside.

Scoop the seeds from the rest of the tomato, then grate the flesh, discarding the skin. and mix with the garlic.

Season and spoon into a 16cm baking dish.

Heat the oven to 200C/180C.

Place the feta block in the garlicky tomatoes, then top with the sliced tomatoes, the chilli, oregano, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.

Cover the dish and bake for 15 mins, then uncover and bake for a further 15 mins.

Serve warm with the pitta breads on the side for dunking.

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