Are you looking for a very easy and delicious appetizer idea? This cheesy feta dip is known as Bouyourdi (pronounced: Boo-you-rdee) in Greek and is quick and easy to prepare.
Traditionally this dish is made with either just feta cheese along with the red peppers and tomatoes or with a combination of kasseri and feta cheese. Kasseri cheese is hard to get here in my part of town so, I went with shredded gouda cheese. The creamy feta with the deliciously cheesey gouda is a perfect match. Feel free to throw in some olives or even a few sundried tomatoes.
This dip is great for a formal Holiday dinner-party and easy enough for a laid-back treat for surprise visitors.
- 1-pound feta cheese, crumbled
- 8 ounces (226 grams) gouda cheese, shredded
- 1-2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 roasted red peppers, from the jar, drained and cubed
- 2 pepperoncini
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1-2 teaspoons dried oregano
- Pita chips, bread, or sliced vegetables for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 °F, 200 °C.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of an 8 by 8-inch baking dish and spread half of the tomato slices in the dish.
Top with the crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle half of the oregano on top.
Sprinkle half of the gouda cheese on top then add the chopped roasted red peppers.
Top with gouda cheese. Place the 2 pepperoncini on top and sprinkle the remaining oregano and red pepper flakes.
Cover with foil and bake in the center of the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Uncover and turn the broiler element on and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Keep a close eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.
Serve with pita chips, toasted bread, or some vegetables. Enjoy!