Of all the kinds of appetizers out there, very few have the irresistible charm of a well-made bruschetta. This timeless classic can effortlessly steal the spotlight wherever you place it. And today, I will show you how to give it a new spin with this bruschetta recipe with feta.
Bruschetta is by far my favorite appetizer. I love how simple yet delicious it is. With just a few slices of bread and some well-selected toppings, it transcends other ordinary choices and makes for a simple yet profound culinary experience that lingers in your memory.
While traditional bruschetta is typically made with just tomatoes and basil, the recipe can be adapted to fit any need.
And that’s where feta comes in.
This tangy, creamy Greek cheese is one of my favorite dairy products. I love how well it blends with vegetables and tomatoes. And with its crumbly texture and refreshing flavor, it’s a perfect addition to a bruschetta.
In fact, it can bring it to a whole new level.
Whether you’re hosting a gathering or seeking comfort in solitude, you will find that this can be the perfect appetizer for many different occasions.
If you’ve never tried it before, let me show you how to make it in just a few minutes. Join me as we explore the art of bruschetta with feta, and indulge in its delicious taste anytime you want!
This feta bruschetta recipe is a perfect example of how, sometimes, the most extraordinary creations emerge from the fusion of a few simple ingredients. Below you’ll find everything you need to make a masterpiece with zero effort. Let’s spend a few words to pay homage to the elegance of each ingredient and uncover the extraordinary potential it holds.
Feta cheese: the star of the show. I’ve already said it, feta is one of my favorite types of cheese. I love how it can make any dish immediately more refreshing. Using it on a bruschetta or any other appetizer with vegetables is an easy way to create something delicious in just a few minutes.
With its tangy flavor, crumbly texture, and bright white color, feta cheese can really elevate both the taste and look of a bruschetta. Its creamy consistency intertwines with the juicy tomatoes and the crispness of the bread, offering a satisfying contrast that makes each bite truly irresistible.
Fresh tomatoes: I recommend using either date or cherry tomatoes. Plum tomatoes are also a very good choice if you prefer. Whatever you choose, make sure to use only the best quality tomatoes for a real refreshing experience.
Extra-virgin olive oil: You will need it both to oil the bread before baking, and to make the feta & tomato mixture.
Fresh basil & parsley: a mix of basil and parsley is a perfect addition to a feta bruschetta. You can also add other herbs of your choice, but make sure not to overdo it. You don’t want to overcome the flavor of the cheese.
Ciabatta bread: many people like to use French baguettes or Italian bread rolls. Anyway, although smaller slices of bread probably look better on an appetizer plate, I like my bruschetta to be big and thick. So, I recommend going with either rustic or ciabatta bread.
Fine salt: just a teaspoon to sprinkle on top of your bruschetta.
A garlic clove: brush it on both sides of the bread slices after they come out of the oven.
Balsamic vinegar glaze (optional): A drizzle silky balsamic glaze will balance the flavor of the vegetables. It will also add a bit of overall acidity, which will stimulate your guests’ appetite. However, I find that it can overcome the freshness of the feta. So, feel free to avoid it, if you want.
Either a red onion or a leek (optional): I didn’t use them for the bruschetta you see in the photos. However, they can add a hint of flavor to your Greek bruschetta recipe. If you want to use them, chop them finely and add them to the tomato mixture.
How to Make Bruschetta with Feta
Let’s get started by preparing the ingredients for this delightful feta bruschetta recipe.
Begin by dicing the feta cheese and tomatoes into small cubes. Next, finely chop the parsley and basil using a kitchen knife. It takes a few more minutes than just tossing everything in the bowl of a food processor and blending, but the result will be much better.
Now, let’s make the bruschetta mixture. Combine the diced feta, the tomatoes, and the fresh herbs in a medium bowl. If you decide to use the optional onion/leek, chop it finely and add it as well. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the mixture, ensuring all the ingredients are well coated. This will be the topping of your bruschetta.
In the meantime, start preheating your oven to 356° F.
Now, to create the perfect base for your bruschetta, it’s time to work on the ciabatta bread.
Cut it into a few slices, and lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush each slice with olive oil, enhancing its flavor as it toasts.
Slide the baking sheet with the oiled bread slices into the oven. Allow them to toast for just over 15 minutes or so, until they become golden brown. Halfway through the process, remember to turn the slices, ensuring they brown on both sides.
Once the bread slices are beautifully toasted, remove them from the oven. Let them cool for a few minutes before taking a garlic clove and rubbing it gently over each slice of bread. This subtle touch of garlic will infuse them with a wonderful aroma and flavor.
Now, it’s time to assemble your bruschetta. Arrange the garlic-rubbed bread slices on a serving plate. Generously spoon the prepared bruschetta mixture over each slice, making sure to distribute the feta, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs evenly.
To add a tangy twist, drizzle a touch of balsamic glaze over the bruschetta. This will elevate the flavors and provide a delightful contrast.
Here’s a fresh homemade bruschetta for you! I’m sure you’ll love its combination of textures and flavors.
To help you make it anytime you want, I’ve made a printable recipe card. You can keep it in your kitchen, or save it and use it as a shopping list from your smartphone. Adjust the ingredients to your desired yield, and fill the world with bruschetta and feta!
Feel free to share your thoughts on this recipe and your experience in the comments section below. And if you’re looking for some more inspiration, feel free to go check out our other tasty appetizer recipes!
Happy cooking and buon appetito!Print