Traditional Cretan Barley Dakos with Feta Cheese – Tomato (Rusk with Feta and Tomato) | Foodzesty

Traditional Cretan Barley Dakos with Feta Cheese – Tomato (Rusk with Feta and Tomato)

This is such a lovely appetizer to make whenever your hungry for something light.  It is one of the easiest snacks to make, when you return home from work and not really in the mood to cook,  or just having a bit of relaxing time.  This  also goes along nicely with a cup of  hot soup. 🙂

The Greek Dakos/Rusk are quite hard, so to help them soften up before eating, there are two options either drizzle with water or  olive oil.  My Uncle Nick, use to eat these quite often, and I remember he used to always add water on the rusks to soak through before he added any toppings.   I prefer this little trick for this recipe, dice the tomatoes into small pieces and let sit for a while on the rusk, so that it soaks in all the juices from the tomatoes. 🙂


2 large Rusks

2 Medium Tomatoes diced

200 grams of Feta Cheese

2 Garlic Cloves diced (optional)

1/3 grams Olive Oil









Dice tomatoes into small pieces…add them on top of tomatoes and let the juice  flow through the Rusk until soften..I would recommend about 20 minutes.


Add salt, garlic and 1/2 of the olive oil and top with Feta Cheese and the rest of the olive oil.  Sprinkle on Oregano and it is ready to eat.


Kali Orexi!!!  🙂




Comments (23)

  • jyo 11 months ago Reply

    Perfection loaded ✌✌

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thanks!!! 🙂

  • sunytammy 11 months ago Reply

    LOVE IT.

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Oh well thank you very much for your kind comments. 😉

  • Nice appetizer, Sophie 🙂 I would even grab it for breakfast, to be honest 😀 we just love Feta cheese at home and eat it with almost everything

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Hi Vero, Thank you! Of course its a morning snack too. 🙂

    Absolutely amazing! 😍💞

  • Karin, theaustriandish 11 months ago Reply

    That looks delicious, Sophie. I have some Feta and some tomatoes at home, and that’s a great idea to use them.

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you Karin….:)

  • mistimaan 11 months ago Reply

    Looks too tasty 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you Priyabrataa 🙂 is there a shorter version to your name by any chance?

    mistimaan 11 months ago

    Call me Priyo

  • dtills 11 months ago Reply

    I love how fast this comes together, and pretty healthy too 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply


  • Trudie 11 months ago Reply

    I love this recipe, good idea to make tomorrow.

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thanks Trudie 😊

  • chefkreso 11 months ago Reply

    Tomatoes and feta cheese work amazing together!

  • Love Feta cheese! Looks so tasty! I’m not sure where I could get rusks?

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Hi Ursula, how are you? you would have to look for Greek mini-markets or supermarkets with Greek products. Some of my friends have told me they do exists there 🙂

    Hi Sophie! I haven’t been feeling so great lately😩and how are you? Thank you for the tip! I haven’t seen a Greek store around here, but I might be lucky with a larger supermarket that carries international products and hopefully some Greek products🤔☺

    foodzesty 11 months ago

    Hi Ursula, sorry to hear your not feeling well…please take care of yourself, feel better soon. 🙂

    Thank you!🤗 xo

    foodzesty 11 months ago

    Hugs get well soonnnnnnn 🙂

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