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Baked Feta Heirloom Salad.

May 13, 2014 by Carolina

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I just love heirloom tomatoes, they’re not only beautiful but flavorful & juicy. During last week’s trip to Whole Foods I was happy to see a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes available & couldn’t resist going home with some. Maybe it was eating at a Greek restaurant that day & having baked feta that sparked a massive craving for it again, or maybe I just love feta. Either way, I decided to combine two of my favorite ingredients to create this baked feta heirloom salad. The result was a healthy, satisfying salad that was ready in under 15 minutes. You’re going to love this salad!

Ingredients (makes 1 large serving)

Parchment paper

1/2 block feta cheese

1 handful fresh basil

1/2  tablespoon honey

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Crushed black pepper, to taste

1 heirloom tomato

Sea salt, to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place piece of parchment paper & lay half of the basil leaves on it then place the block of Feta on top. Top the cheese with honey, olive oil, black pepper & remaining basil leaves. Fold the parchment paper over the feta to create a little pocket & bake for 15 minutes.

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While the cheese bakes slice the tomato & place them on a plate with a generous sprinkle of salt. Once the feta is baked, drain the cheese (there will be some liquid in the parchment pocket). Crumble warm feta over the tomato & garnish with torn basil leaves & a drizzle of olive oil.  Simple, delicious & very satisfying. Buen provecho!

Carolina

Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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