Slow-Roasted Tomatoes with Feta, Olives and Pinenuts Recipe

  • 12 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup pinenuts
  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped kalamata olives
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  1. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and turn, cut side down, to drain for 30 minutes on a wire rack set over a cookie sheet with a rim. Meanwhile, warm a small skillet over low heat. Add pinenuts; saute, stirring constantly until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix feta, cream cheese, olives, pinenuts and oregano in a medium bowl. Turn tomatoes cut side up and fill with about 2 Tbs. of the feta mixture.
  3. Bake until tomatoes are soft but still hold their shape, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with oil. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.