This Mediterranean baked feta is the tastiest and prettiest appetizer. It’s also incredibly easy to make in under 30 minutes. Served with crusty toasted bread, everyone will devour this dish.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but this is one of my favorite recipes I’ve made in a while. Ben is equally as enthusiastic about this Mediterranean baked feta, proclaiming it to be restaurant quality!
I love this recipe for so many reasons. First, it just looks so pretty and impressive. But even though it looks beautiful, it really couldn’t be easier to make – and comes together in about 30 minutes. This recipe is also healthy and full of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.
Ingredients in Mediterranean baked feta
Here is everything you need to make this dish today:
Sometimes, we hear that cheese is bad for us and we should not eat it. But for any food, it all depends on the larger context of our diet as a whole! No food is “good” or “bad” because our diets are so much more complex than a single food.
This Mediterranean baked feta is a healthy appetizer that contains lots of ingredients commonly consumed in a Mediterranean style diet. The Mediterranean diet has been widely researched for its health benefits, and has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and may be protective against certain cancers and dementia.
A Mediterranean diet is rich in plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Healthy fats are a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet in the form of olive oil, olives, and omega-3 rich fish and seafood. Those following a Mediterranean diet also eat small amounts of dairy regularly – including Greek yogurt and cheese.
The ingredients in Mediterranean baked feta provide lots of nutrition:
Olives and olive oil are rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fats
Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, and the antioxidant lycopene
Onions are rich in antioxidants and sulfur-containing compounds, which may help protect against cancer
How to make Mediterranean baked feta
First, add cherry tomatoes, olives, sliced onion, garlic, and parsley together in a bowl. Mix everything in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.