Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread – Savory Quick Loaf

Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Bread
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This Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread is a savory loaf that's a perfect addition to an antipasto platter alongside some olives, cheeses, and cured meats. It's delicious with a balsamic & olive oil dip, too. I was asked by Tre Stelle® to create a unique and creative recipe using their delicious, multi award winning Feta Cheese. I love their cheeses, and especially their feta, so  I went through several different ideas. When you are trying to be unique and creative, well, there's a little bit of pressure.

Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Bread

Those Mediterranean Flavours

In the end, it really wasn't so hard, because this Feta cheese is so delicious. Feta works really well with Mediterranean inspired dishes. And the flavours of sun dried tomatoes and Feta work wonderfully together. In keeping with a Mediterranean diet, this loaf uses heart healthy extra virgin olive oil. The Mediterranean diet is not really a diet, but a healthy way of eating. It focuses on eating a large variety of plant foods, nuts, seeds, and unsaturated fats, like olive oil. Seafood, poultry, and even wine are all a part of this way of eating. There are many benefits to eating this way. For more information check out Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan.

So I finally settled on baking those beautiful Mediterranean flavours into a savory, herb filled bread. My herb garden is doing very well right now, and I missed it  over the winter. So I'm using fresh herbs at every opportunity, and this was a perfect one.

Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread

This is a quick bread, so there's no yeast or rising time. The intense tomato flavour is perfection when you pair it with salty, creamy Feta cheese. This sun dried tomato feta bread uses extra virgin olive oil. It's important that you don't substitute any other oil, because that olive oil flavour is key to this loaf. And the better the quality of your olive oil, the better the flavour of this loaf will be.

Want some other ideas for your party? Check out Chile Lime Spiced NutsPear Gorgonzola Appetizer Bites, or Cajun Turkey Meatballs

Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread

How to Make Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread

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Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Bread is a delicious savory loaf that's easy to make, and a perfect addition to any party platter.
Course: Quick Breads & Muffins
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 5.5 oz tub of Tre Stelle® crumbled Feta cheese
  • 9.5 oz jar sun dried tomatoes packed in extra virgin olive oil drained, reserving the oil.
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 350°
  2. Prepare a loaf pan by using cooking oil spray or lining with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, oregano and rosemary
  4. Measure the reserved oil from the tomatoes, then add extra virgin olive oil to make up 1/2 cup
  5. In a smaller bowl whisk eggs, olive oil and milk
  6. Stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until smooth.
  7. Fold in Feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes and basil.
  8. Spread batter into baking pan
  9. Bake in center of oven 50-60 minutes, or top is crusty and golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely on a wire rack
  11. Serve sliced
Recipe Notes

This loaf will taste best if allowed to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 516mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 27.8%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread

 

Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread

This post is sponsored by Tre Stelle®, and they have compensated me both financially and in product.  All opinions are my own.


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15 thoughts on “Sun Dried Tomato Feta Bread – Savory Quick Loaf

  1. I love savory loaves so much! And this bread has two of my favorite ingredients: sun-dried tomatoes and feta. It looks very pretty as well, with those lively colors. Perfect addition to any brunch, lunch, or good as a snack.

  2. I am looking so forward to trying this savory loaf, Colleen. So many of my favourite flavours all in one loaf.

  3. Two of my favourite flavours combined in bread? Brilliant!!!

    I totally get what you mean about enjoying the fresh herbs from the garden while we can. Winter is too long. I’m thinking of trying to bring my herbs in this winter.

  4. Some of my favourite flavours all together here. It’s a lovely loaf, and I realllllly like how you left those big pieces of feta in there. I think there’s a tendency to crumble feta a bit too much, so you lose out on that salty briny punch. This was is much better, in my opinion! And so glad to see that you used the basil too – it’s such a perfect foil to the bright and acidic tomatoes and the salty cheese. Awesome recipe!

  5. Beautifully done! I love all of those Mediterranean flavours, and combined in a loaf form sounds so decadent! I’d have to stop myself from eating the whole thing! haha

    1. Thanks so much, Gaby! I’m lucky enough to have an eating machine husband who never gains a pound to gobble up every thing I make haha! Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂

  6. I have yet to try a savory loaf and this feta and sun dried tomato sounds wonderful! I am sure it would be excellent to pack along for a picnic 🙂

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