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Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appies & Snacks
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 of 8oz block of feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mixed grape tomatoes halved
  • 3-4 kalamata olives sliced
  • 1/4 small shallot sliced thinly
  • 1 clove of garlic slivered
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano chopped
  • Zest from 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the bottom of a small cast iron skillet. Swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet.
  • Place 1/2 an 8 oz block of feta cheese (4 oz) in the center of the cast iron skillet.
  • Top with halved grape tomatoes, sliced kalamata olives, sliced shallots, and garlic slivers.
  • Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes then season with a touch of sea salt and lots of freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Drizzle the top with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is starting to get gooey and the tomatoes are tender.
  • (Note: Some Feta cheeses will only be slightly squishy).
  • Place the flatbread in the oven for the last 5 minutes of baking time.
  • Remove from the oven. Cut the flatbread into triangles and place on a serving plate.
  • Top the baked feta with tomatoes, olives, and garlic with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, fresh oregano, and lemon zest.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.