Hello foodies friends,
We have all at some point either at an Italian restaurant or a party tasted the Italian Bruschetta. Bruschetta or Crostini breads are very similar, made with tomatoes and basil, and a few other ingredients but have you ever come across a Greek Salad and Feta Cheese Bruschetta? A perfect mix of tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, and feta cheese which are now in peak season. I picked up some delicious cherry tomatoes along with cucumbers, onions, and a few more things to make a Greek Salad. On my way home I was thinking that I wanted to make an appetizer rather than the regular salad.
I had some leftover Ciabatta bread and no I did not bake it. Who wants to cook in this heat!! I bought it from our local bakery that actually makes delicious Artistic Bread. So, I prepared the Greek salad without the onions and olives. I left out the onions and olives because I wanted the flavors and aromas of the ingredients to stand out. Onions, traditionally are in a Greek (Choriatiki) salad as I am sure most of you know who have visited Greece. This is a very simple and refreshing appetizer to serve to your family, and friends, at a party, or even prepare these mini-size Greek salads with Feta Cheese bruschettas and take with you on a picnic or to the beach to snack on.
As far as which bread to use you can use whichever bread. For this appetizer, I prefer Ciabatta bread, but most people like to use Baguettes. I toasted the bread slices in my toaster, it’s a quicker solution, and then I brushed olive oil on both sides and topped it with the Greek Salad mix. I could say that this Greek Salad with Feta Cheese Bruschetta is a bit of both Greece and Italy.
Have a great morning/afternoon/evening everyone!!
Greek Salad with Feta cheese Bruschetta
- 6 slices ciabatta bread toasted and sliced diagonally
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp oregano dried
- 10 cherry tomatoes sliced into quarters
- ½ cucumber sliced into quarter
- ¾ cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp pepper
- In a bowl combine three tbsp of olive oil with oregano, pepper, and balsamic vinegar and set aside.
- Chop the cucumber and cherry tomatoes in quarters.
- Pour the olive oil dressing over the cucumber and tomatoes and stir.
- Add in the crumbled feta cheese and slowly mix with a spoon.
- Toast bread and brush olive oil on both sides.
- Top with Greek salad and serve cold.
KALI MAS OREXI!! 🙂