Greek Bouyourdi: Grilled Feta, Tomato, and Pepper

Greek Bouyourdi: Grilled Feta, Tomato, and Pepper

Greek Bouyourdi: Grilled Feta, Tomato, and Pepper

An authentic feta cheese recipe from Greece: learn how to make Bouyourdi, an easy but tasty dish. Discover the ingredients and how to prepare it!

17 October, 2014
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1 large vine-ripened
feta cheese
300 g (4 slices)
Green bell pepper
1 medium, sliced into thin rings
jalapeño pepper
1, seeded and finely chopped, or a few pinches Maras pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Olive oil
120 ml
1 tablespoon, from Greece
Thick slices of fresh, crusty bread (optional)


Step 01

For Greek Bouyourdi

Bouyourdi hardly needs a recipe.

  • One or two slices of good tomato, a lavish slice of feta cheese and pieces of bell and hot pepper are doused with olive oil, generously sprinkled with oregano, and grilled in a very hot oven.
  • Bouyourdi is brought to the table directly from the oven, often in individual clay pots, and enjoyed with plenty of fresh crusty bread to sop up the scrumptious oil.
  • Although served as a meze in Greece, it can also be a wonderful breakfast or brunch dish for the whole family.
  • Preheat the oven to 430˚F (220°C).
Step 02

For Greek Bouyourdi 

Step by Step

  • Spread a double layer of paper towels on a large dish.
  • Core the tomato carefully, slice horizontally into 5 to 6 pieces, and spread them on the paper to drain.
  • Oil a shallow 8- or 9-inch (20- or 23-cm) baking dish, or four individual ramekins, and spread the tomato slices at the bottom, reserving 4 nice slices for the top.
  • Sprinkle with some jalapeño and bell pepper slices.
  • Arrange the feta pieces on top, place one tomato slice on each piece of cheese, and finally place 2 or 3 bell pepper rings on the tomato.
  • Drizzle liberally with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano and the remaining jalapeño, and transfer to the middle of the oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the feta turns a light-golden color and the oil is sizzling.
  • Serve immediately with warm bread, if you like.

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