Baked feta with sumac & grapes

Baked feta with sumac & grapes

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6 - 8 as a starter

A modern dinner party starter that’s great for a budget - salty feta, sweet grapes, tangy sumac and aniseed dill create contrasting yet complementary flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal218
  • fat15g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre1g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 350g red grapes, left on the vine in small bunches
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp sumac



    This wine-coloured ground spice is one of the most useful but least known and most…

  • ½ small pack dill, chopped
  • 2 x 250g blocks feta



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • bread or sesame flatbreads, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the red onion in a bowl and add the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt. Massage everything together with your fingers for 1 min – this will slightly pickle the onions. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

  2. Scrunch up a sheet of baking parchment and use to line a gratin dish. Add the grapes, drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp sumac, most of the dill and some seasoning, then toss everything to coat. Nestle the blocks of feta in among the grapes, then scatter over the onions and any of the pickling vinegar, the remaining oil and sumac. You can now leave in the fridge for up to 24 hrs, or bake straight away.

  3. Bake for 30-35 mins until the feta is browning and the grapes look juicy. Scatter over the remaining dill, then serve in the middle of the table with bread for scooping up the cheese, grapes and juices.

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11th May, 2019
Easy and delicious. I found sumac in Sainsbury's. No idea why the dish is lined in baking paper though, maybe to give it a rustic look? I held back on the amount of seasoning knowing feta is salty, but next time I will season more.
26th Jul, 2018
Very tasty and easy. Had never heard of sumac but managed to find it in Waitrose
14th Oct, 2017
So where can I get Sumac from
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20th Oct, 2017
Thank you for your question. You can buy sumac in larger supermarkets in the spice section or buy it online from companies such as
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