Whipped Feta with Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Whipped Feta with Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This delicious and stunning recipe is a perfect appetizer or light lunch. The whipped feta is best when served at room temperature and improves in flavour when it can sit in the fridge overnight.

8 people
  • Ingredients

    Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

    2 cups cherry tomatoes (500 mL)

    1/2 cup canola oil (125 mL)

    2 cloves garlic, sliced (2)

    12 sprigs of fresh thyme (12)

    2 bay leaves (2)

    10 whole black peppercorns (10)

    1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)

    Whipped Feta

    1 container (200g) feta cheese, drained

    1/4 cup sour cream (60 mL)

    2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)

    1 small clove garlic (1)

    1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)

    2 tsp lemon zest (10 mL)

    1/2 tsp hot sauce (2 mL)


    Garnish (optional)

    2 Tbsp coarsely chopped parsley (30 mL)

    1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper (5 mL)

  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 275ºF (140°C).
    2. In 8”x 8” (20 x 20 cm) pan or casserole dish, add tomatoes.
    3. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil, sliced garlic, thyme, bay leaves, whole peppercorns and salt. Pour over the tomatoes and toss gently to coat.
    4. Roast for 1 hr 15 min, until tomato skins begin to shrivel. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan.
    5. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the feta into small pieces. Add sour cream, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil, 1 clove garlic, lemon juice and zest and hot sauce. Purée until smooth.
    6. When ready to serve, add whipped feta to a serving dish. With a slotted spoon, remove tomatoes and roasted garlic from the oil and arrange on top of the whipped feta.
    7. Garnish with parsley and fresh cracked pepper.

    TIP: Refrigerate your leftover oil and use within 2-3 days as a marinade for chicken, use to make the focaccia recipe or try it in a homemade salad dressing.

    TIP: Pair this dish with the crostini from our Roasted Crostini Recipe.

    TIP: The tomatoes should stay in the marinade until serving to gather max flavour!

    TIP: Replace fresh thyme with 1/2 tsp dried.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat
24.2 g
Saturated Fat
5.7 g
25 mg
316 mg
3.7 g
0.5 g
2.1 g
6 g
181 mg

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