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Middle Eastern-style baked feta recipe

Middle Eastern-style baked feta recipe

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Delicately spiced with harissa and perfumed with preserved lemons, this quick and easy dinner has all of the fragrant flavours of the Middle East. Juicy cherry tomatoes and creamy feta are baked in the oven with a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds to finish. You just need plenty of crusty bread to soak up all the wonderful juices. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 395 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 x 400g tins Tesco Finest cherry tomatoes
  • 1½ tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp preserved lemon paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • handful fresh coriander, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 2 x 200g packs feta, halved
  • 80g pack pomegranate seeds
  • crusty bread, to serve
  • green salad, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    28g 40%
  • Saturates

    15g 76%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    2.8g 46%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.8g Protein 19.7g Fibre 5.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Tip the tomatoes into an ovenproof dish (large enough to hold the whole blocks of feta). Stir in the harissa and bake for 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the lemon paste, olive oil and coriander in a large bowl. Remove 2 tbsp of the mixture and set aside. Toss the feta in the remaining mixture and nestle it into the tomatoes. Return to the oven for a further 15 mins. The feta will be soft but should hold its shape.
  3. Remove from the oven and spoon the reserved dressing over the feta. Scatter with pomegranate seeds. Serve with crusty bread for mopping up the juices and a green salad.

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