Feta Bruschetta

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I found something wonderful to do with the feta cheese I had leftover after satisfying our Greek Salad craving.

I gave this recipe a test run yesterday and when they came out of the oven I thought I should taste one, just to be sure. I took one bite, then I immediately ran upstairs to look for someone to eat them before I ate them all! The only one home at the time was Boy #4. He is not a fan of tomatoes but has a tendency to eat anything I place on a plate and hand to him. Within a couple of minutes he was downstairs, loading up his plate with more. We could not believe how amazing these things are. Crispy little breads, topped with a fresh tomato, garlic, basil, feta mixture. Warm and savory little bites of heaven.

Make them! I wouldn’t lead you astray. They will definitely be on my Oscar night menu.

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The grocery list is easy – a french baguette, 2 large Roma type tomatoes (ignore that 3rd tomato), basil, garlic, olive oil, butter, and most importantly, crumbled feta cheese.

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Slice the baguette into 1″ slices. The recipe will make enough to top 20 slices.

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Melt the butter in a small bowl and add the olive oil. Use a pastry brush to brush the butter/oil mixture on both sides of the bread.

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Place the oil coated bread on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or till toasty and lightly browned. Remove from the oven.

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Combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil, and feta cheese.

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Beautiful.

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Top each toasted bread slice with about a tablespoon full of the tomato mixture.

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Return the baking sheet to the oven for another 8 to 10 minutes.

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Remove them from the oven when warmed through. We had better have a taste.

Just right for Oscar night!

Feta Bruschetta

Yield: 20 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 french baguette, sliced into 1″ thick slices (20 slices)
  • 2 large Roma type tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine melted butter and oil. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat both sides of each bread slice. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove from oven.

Combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil; and feta. Divide mixture among toast. Bake at 350 degrees for an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm.

Adapted from Taste of Home.

Come share in the tomato love at the Tomato Love Recipe Exchange, hosted by Gimme Some Oven & Bake Your Day, sponsored this week by Cuisinart.  Also visit Recipe for Change to learn more about how to support tomato farmers.

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14 thoughts on “Feta Bruschetta

  1. My sis in law would go nuts for these. She loves feta. They look so inviting. I just want to reach in and grab one. I’d have to switch the cheese though. Not a fan of feta for some unknown reason.

  2. Wow, these sound delicious! And so simple – love it! They’d be great for taking to potlucks, too, since they’re so easy to put together. What a great idea!

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