If you’ve spent enough time on TikTok you’re likely to have seen the baked feta pasta recipe that everyone is raving about.
The dish calls for just three ingredients, feta and tomatoes – which have been cooked in the oven – and pasta.
But one woman who shared her own unique take on the dish on TikTok has been slammed.
Instead of using tomatoes like the recipe calls for, TikTok user @thehungerdiaries used strawberries.
In a clip that has been viewed 1.8 million times since being shared, she said: “Let’s make the viral baked feta pasta, but this time let’s make it with strawberries.”
The first thing she does is add a quarter cup of strawberries – which have had the stems removed and been cut in half – to a baking dish.
She then coats with a generous amount of olive oil, a splash of white balsamic vinegar and sprinkles over salt and pepper.
After a good mix, she arranges the berries cut side down around the outside of the dish before placing a block of feta into the middle, and again, drizzles with oil and seasons with pepper.
Then she says to pop it into a 400-degree oven for 45 minutes, and when it comes out give it a good stir.
She said: “You’ll notice just like the tomatoes, the strawberries released a lot of their natural juices.
“Those juices combine with the feta which really helps to make that luscious sauce.”
Add a huge handful of basil, stir, and then add pasta of your choice.
She added: “I honestly wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out. I thought this could be a disaster – I knew the flavours generally went well together but I had no idea.
“But let me tell you, I served this to several people and everybody loved it.”
Since being posted, the video has received more than 285,000 likes and 16,300 comments from viewers who weren’t as convinced by the odd dish as she was.
One said: “I absolutely cannot agree with [you] on this one.”
Another wrote: “I thought this was going to be a sweet version and I was so excited. Now I’m just disappointed.”
“Looks great!! reports,” wrote a third.
While a fourth warned: “I’m pressing charges,” and one person asked: “Is this a prank?”
But others didn’t see the problem and were keen to give a verdict for it themselves, as one person put: “I’m so confused, I don’t get why people are mad I would try it.”
And another said that sweet and savoury foods often work well together, as they suggested examples like chips and ice-cream, and pretzels and chocolate.