A tray with three Greek salad muffins

Greek salad muffins

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 12

Whip up these savoury muffins for a picnic, or for lunch on the run. If you can find the Greek cheese kefalotiri use this, or parmesan, for cheesy flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal145
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 beef tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp pitted black olives (optional)
  • 100g feta



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

  • 115g plain flour
  • 30g wholemeal flour
  • 85g polenta



    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 1 tbsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 225ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 20g parmesan (or kefalotiri), for grating over



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a muffin tin with cases. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion until soft.

  2. Quarter the beef tomato, scoop out the seeds and core, then discard and very finely chop the tomato and olives, if using. Crumble the feta into really small crumbs. Set everything aside.

  3. Set a sieve over a large mixing bowl. Measure out the flours, polenta, bicarb and baking powder along with 1 tsp salt, decanting directly into the sieve as you go. Use the back of a spoon to press everything through the sieve – there will be some wholemeal flour left over in the sieve at the end – just tip this back into the mixing bowl.

  4. Beat the egg in a separate bowl. Measure out the sunflower oil and milk and stir into the egg. Make a well in the flour mixture, tip in the egg mix and stir it together. Fold in the onion, tomato, feta, oregano and olives, if using. Mix well. Spoon the mixture between the muffin cases. Grate over a little cheese and bake for 25 mins. Eat warm or leave to cool and pack in a picnic.

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4th Apr, 2019
Best savoury muffins recipe I have tried so far! I replaced the polenta with cornflour and topped them with some of the feta as I didn't have any parmesan. Also chopped cherry tomatoes instead of the beef tomato. They were much lighter than I was expecting! Will make them again.
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7th Mar, 2018
I've just been reminded about these by someone at work. I made them when the magazine came out and they went down a treat. Been asked to make them again and will be doing so soon.
24th Sep, 2019
Can I replace the polenta with flour, if so, would i use the same quantity? Thanks
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