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
  • Salt
  • Oregano


  • 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.

Comments (22)

  • jyo 3 years ago Reply
    Perfection loaded ✌✌
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
    Thanks!!! :)
  • foodzesty 3 years 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 :-D we just love Feta cheese at home and eat it with almost everything
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
    Hi Vero, Thank you! Of course its a morning snack too. :)
    Absolutely amazing! 😍💞
  • That looks delicious, Sophie. I have some Feta and some tomatoes at home, and that's a great idea to use them.
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
    Thank you Karin....:)
  • mistimaan 3 years ago Reply
    Looks too tasty :)
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
    Thank you Priyabrataa :) is there a shorter version to your name by any chance?
    mistimaan 3 years ago
    Call me Priyo
  • dtills 3 years ago Reply
    I love how fast this comes together, and pretty healthy too :)
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
  • Trudie 3 years ago Reply
    I love this recipe, good idea to make tomorrow.
    foodzesty 3 years ago Reply
    Thanks Trudie 😊
  • chefkreso 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
    Hi Ursula, sorry to hear your not feeling well...please take care of yourself, feel better soon. :)
    Thank you!🤗 xo
    foodzesty 3 years ago
    Hugs get well soonnnnnnn :)

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