Roasted Tomatoes with Feta Cheese

Serves 6
Preparation Time: Less than 10 mins
Cooking Time Over: 2 hrs
Calorie/Fat Count Energy: 250kcal Fat 21g


750g/1 1/2lb ripe plum tomatoes
5ml/1tsp picked fresh thyme leaves
7.5ml/1 1/2tsp sea salt flakes
freshly ground black pepper
450g/1lb good quality Greek feta cheese
extra virgin oil


Preheat the oven to 240C/475F/Gas 9.

Cut the tomatoes in half lengthways and lay them cut-side up in a lightly-oiled shallow roasting tin.

Sprinkle over some salt and pepper and roast them for 15 minutes.

Lower the oven temperature to 150C/300F/Gas 2 and roast for a further 1 1/2 hours until they have shrivelled to about half their original size and concentrated in flavour. Leave to cool.

Arrange 4-5 of the tomatoes and some of the feta on four plates and drizzle over some of the olive oil.

Sprinkle with a bit more sea salt and some coarsely black pepper