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Baked Herbed Feta Cheese Served with Bread

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baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme is a fantabulous starter, which might also be served as a snack. Learn how to make baked feta cheese with herbs.

To make baked herbed feta cheese with bread, first combine balsamic vinegar, cinnamon and honey in a small pan and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till thick, while stirring continuously. Keep aside. Then heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Add all the fresh herbs and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Keep aside. Place a foil on a clean, dry surface, spread half of the prepared herbed mixture in the centre. Place the feta cheese block over it. Spread the remaining prepared herbed mixture evenly over it and press it lightly. Place the cherry tomato halves on top and sprinkle chilli flakes evenly over it. Cover all the sides of the foil and pack it very well like a parcel. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºC (400ºF) for 10 minutes. Serve immediately with thickened balsamic vinegar and toasted bread.

The very method of preparation of baked feta cheese with herbs is different, in this case. Unlike the usual procedure of making a sauce of the cheese and mixing in the herbs, here a whole block of cheese is coated with a mix of herbs and garlic, foil-packed and baked.

What you will love about this herb baked feta cheese is the cheese melts within the foil, and the seasonings fuse with it, creating an awesome accompaniment for toasted bread. The process of baking inside a foil intensifies the aroma and flavour of the herbs.

Also note that no salt is used in this recipe because feta cheese by itself is a bit salty. This baked feta with rosemary and thyme is served with peppy, cinnamon-flavoured thickened balsamic vinegar and toasted bread. Enjoy it fresh.

Tips for baked herbed feta cheese with bread. 1. If fresh chives are not available, it can be substituted with spring onion greens. 2. This snack makes use of fresh rosemary and fresh thyme, but you can substitute it with their dried counterparts. However fresh has its own invigorating flavour and aroma. 3. Health conscious can replace white bread with Multigrain bread. 4. Since this recipe is high in sodium, we do not recommend this recipe for people with hypertension and heart disease.

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Baked Herbed Feta Cheese Served with Bread recipe - How to make Baked Herbed Feta Cheese Served with Bread

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Temperature:  220°C (440°F)   Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Herbed Feta Cheese
4"× 2" thickness feta cheese block
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 cup sliced onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup cherry tomato halves
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

For The Thickened Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 small cinnamon (dalchini) stick
1 tbsp honey

For Serving
toasted bread
Method

For the thickened balsamic vinegar

    For the thickened balsamic vinegar
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till thick, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

For the herbed feta cheese

    For the herbed feta cheese
  1. To make baked herbed feta cheese, heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Add all the fresh herbs and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Keep aside.
  4. Place a foil on a clean, dry surface, spread half of the prepared herbed mixture in the centre.
  5. Place the feta cheese block over it.
  6. Spread the remaining prepared herbed mixture evenly over it and press it lightly.
  7. Place the cherry tomato halves on top and sprinkle chilli flakes evenly over it.
  8. Cover all the sides of the foil and pack it very well like a parcel.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve the baked herbed feta cheese immediately with thickened balsamic vinegar and toasted bread.

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For the thickened balsamic vinegar

  1. For the thickened balsamic vinegar of baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme, add 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar in a small non-stick pan. 
  2. Add 1 small cinnamon (dalchini) stick.
  3. Add 1 tbsp honey to balance the taste of vinegar. 
  4. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till thick, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

For the herbed mixture

  1. To make herbed mixture for baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a broad non-stick pan. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add 1 cup sliced onions. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives. If you wish you can substitute it with spring onion greens.
  7. Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme.
  8. Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary.
  9. Add 1/4 cup cherry tomato halves.
  10. Add 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika).
  11. Sauté all the ingredients for baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme on a medium flame for 1 minute. Keep aside.

How to make baked herbed feta cheese with bread

  1. To make baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme, place a foil on a clean, dry surface, spread half of the prepared herbed mixture in the centre.
  2. Place the 4"×2" thickness feta cheese block over it. Regardless of the type of milk used to create it, Feta cheese is a concentrated source of the nutrients naturally found in milk, including calcium and phosphorus and thus good for bone health. Feta cheese also contains small amount of other essential nutrients such as  zinc, riboflavin and potassium. Feta cheese is also easier to digest. It is a dense source of high quality protein and low in fat, thus suitable for weight watchers. However, one nutritional drawback of this reduced-fat cheeses is that they are usually higher in sodium than other full-fat natural cheese. So people with hypertension and heart disease need to monitor its consumption very closely.
  3. Spread the remaining prepared herbed mixture evenly over it and press it lightly.
  4. Place 1/4 cup cherry tomato halves on top. Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.  
  5. Sprinkle 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika) evenly over it.
  6. Cover all the sides of the foil and pack it very well like a parcel.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºF) for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve baked herbed feta cheese with bread recipe | baked feta cheese with herbs | herb baked feta cheese | baked feta with rosemary and thyme immediately with thickened balsamic vinegar and toasted bread.

Health Benefits of Baked Herbed Feta Cheese with Bread

  1. Baked herbed feta cheese with bread – rich in calcium and protein.
  2. This snack has good amounts of bone building nutrients. 
  3. It is rich in protein too, which helps in strengthening bones as well as promote cell health. 
  4. While this snack can be enjoyed by weight watchers, you need to be aware that feta cheese contains high amounts of salt. Also they can indulge in this herbed feta cheese with Multigrain bread, instead of refined maida based bread.
     
  5. Being high in sodium, it is advisable for people with hypertension and heart disease to restrict its consumption. 
     

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy160 cal
Protein5.8 g
Carbohydrates9.3 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat11.8 g
Cholesterol33.4 mg
Sodium421.1 mg

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Reviews

Baked Herbed Feta Cheese Served with Bread
5
 on 25 Jun 16 10:22 AM


i served this at a party -the guests were enthralled with this innovative feta cheese flavoured with fresh herbs and was a wipe out at the party .but please make sure to serve it hot with crackers or bread.the balsamic is a must.loved it