A simple appetizer of oven-roasted plum tomatoes seasoned with thyme and salt served with salty cubes of Greek feta cheese.


  • 6 tbsp extra virgin oil

  • 750g/1½lb ripe plum

  • tomatoes

  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

  • 1½ tsp sea salt flakes

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 450g/1lb good quality Greek feta cheese


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 240C/475F/Gas 9. Oil a shallow roasting tin with 2 tbsp of the oil.

  • 2.

    Cut the tomatoes in half lengthways and lay them cut-side up in the tin.

  • 3.

    Sprinkle over the thyme and some salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes.

  • 4.

    Reduce the oven temperature to 150C/300F/Gas 2 and roast for a further 1½ hours until they have shrivelled to about half their original size and concentrated in flavour. Leave to cool.

  • 5.

    Arrange the tomatoes and the feta among four plates and drizzle over the remaining olive oil.

  • 6.

    Sprinkle with a bit more sea salt and some black pepper to serve.

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