Baked Feta with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

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While a warm appetizer, this baked feta with olives and cherry tomatoes dish is light and refreshing. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)

Yield: Serves 4 to 6, as an appetizer 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (from 2 lemons) 
  • 6 ounces feta, torn into chunks 
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups green olives, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. To a baking dish, add the feta chunks, cherry tomatoes, green olives, crushed red pepper, garlic cloves and pour the olive oil and lemon mixture over. Toss until combined.
  2. Transfer to the oven for about 30 minutes, until the cherry tomatoes have wilted slightly and everything smells fragrant. Serve warm with sliced bread. 
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