This Bouyourdi recipe is so easy to make and uses just three ingredients: roasted red peppers, feta and halloumi cheese.
Bouyourdi is a traditional Greek dish that typically features a combination of Red Peppers (Piperies Florinis), feta cheese, tomatoes, and sometimes other vegetables.
It is often seasoned with herbs and spices and baked until bubbly and golden.
The dish is a popular mezze (appetizer) in Greek cuisine, especially Northern Greece and is commonly served in most restaurants with crusty bread for dipping.
The exact ingredients and preparation method for bouyourdi can vary, and different regions or households may have their own variations.
Some recipes include additional ingredients such as garlic, onions, or even a drizzle of olive oil. Apart from feta, other cheese such as kasseri are also used.
The dish is known for its rich and savoury flavour profile, making it a favourite among those who enjoy the robust taste of Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by a glass of wine, ouzo or tsipouro.
I had the pleasure of preparing this delightful and simple Bouyourdi for my son’s family, and it turned out to be a hit, especially with my cheese-loving granddaughter.
This simple yet flavourful dish is a twist on the classic bouyourdi, featuring the rich taste of roasted red peppers from Florina, Greece, paired with the creamy goodness of feta and halloumi.
No-Fuss Delight: What sets my bouyourdi appetizer is its simplicity. Unlike the traditional bouyourdi, this recipe skips the tomatoes, spices, parsley or other ingredients, letting the natural sweet flavour of the roasted red peppers and the combination of feta and halloumi take center stage.
The result is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that is both satisfying and crowd-pleasing.
Serving Suggestions: Pair this appetizer with some crusted bread or pita chips for an added crunch that complements the creaminess of the melted cheese. The crispy exterior of the bread or chips provides the perfect contrast to the soft and flavourful combination of the sweet roasted peppers and these two salty types of cheese.
Conclusion: Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or looking for a quick and delicious appetizer to enjoy on your own, the Bouyourdi Appetizer is a must-try.
With minimal ingredients and a straightforward cooking process, this dish effortlessly combines the distinct taste of Florina’s red peppers with the rich creaminess of feta and halloumi, making it a delightful treat for any occasion. Try it once, and you’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe time and time again.
What if I don’t have an air fryer?
No problem. Bouyourdi was made years before the invention of the air fryer. You can use any oven proof dish and bake it in the oven at 180oC for half an hour or until halloumi becomes golden on top.
Ingredients needed to make Bouyourdi:
- Homemade or store bought Roasted Red Peppers
- Feta Cheese
- Halloumi Cheese
How to prepare Bouyourdi:
Begin by placing a layer of roasted red peppers in an aluminum tray, ensuring it fits snugly into your air fryer.
Crumble the feta over the layer of red peppers, creating a delightful cheesy mix.
Slice the halloumi into thin slices and arrange them on top, forming a cheesy blanket over the peppers and feta.
Pop the tray into the air fryer and cook at 180oC for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the peppers are infused with the delicious flavours.
- 2 - 4 red roasted Peppers
- 100 grams feta
- 100 grams of halloumi
- Place a layer of roasted red peppers in an aluminum tray, ensuring it fits snugly into your air fryer.
- Crumble the feta over the layer of red peppers.
- Slice the halloumi into thin slices and arrange them on top.
- Pop the tray into the air fryer and cook at 180oC for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Serve with crusted bread or on top of pita chips.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 42mgSodium 388mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 10g
"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
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