Monday, March 5, 2012
Balsamic Feta and Tomato Wheels - Gluten Free
These are a wonderful inexpensive side dish for entertaining or a tasty accompaniment to a variety of mains. It's also a good way to use up any stale gluten free bread you have lying around as it soaks up all the wonderful juices that release during cooking. You can easily omit the bread crumbs if you don't have them. It will still turn out amazingly well.
1 medium to large marrow or zuchinni
Red and yellow cherry tomatoes, organic and good quality!
Bit of Olive Oil
Bit of Balsamic Vinegar
Feta Cheese (1/2 package or so)
Sprinkle of gluten free breadcrumbs* optional
Salt to taste
Line a baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375C or around 200F. Then cut the marrow approx 3 inch thick slices and hollow out the mushy centers, leaving only the firm flesh. Depending on the size of the marrow, you should be left with six or seven large rings.
Stuff each ring with 3-4 whole cherry tomatoes, a bit of basil and a light sprinkle of breadcrumbs. Drizzle with olive oil and add about 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar to each wheel. Finish with a pinch of salt and place in the oven for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove from oven and add about one or two medium/large size chunks of feta cheese into each wheel. Place the rings back into oven and continue to cook for another 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the veggies look cooked.
Remove from oven and finish with another drizzle of olive oil, balsamic reduction* (optional) and fresh chopped basil.
Posted by Leslie Mathewson at 8:15 AM