Regular, classic, Italian bruschetta is great but have you ever tried the even more flavorful Greek bruschetta? Our recipe will help you make the Greek version of this delicious appetizer in just a few minutes of time!
Greek Bruschetta Recipe
Bruschetta is a summertime favorite and is perfect when served as an appetizer or an afternoon snack. Fresh, ripe tomatoes pair so perfectly with fresh chopped basil and a crusty loaf of bread that it is clear why bruschetta is such a classic food. However, we have taken that traditional Italian dish and put a Greek twist on it. How do we make our recipe more Greek-like? Take a look!
How to Make Greek Bruschetta
The main thing that sets our Greek bruschetta apart from regular bruschetta is the feta cheese that we mix in. Feta is a classic Greek cheese that is found in many Greek dishes. This simple ingredient makes our bruschetta creamier and more flavorful and so much better! However, adding the feta cheese does not make our bruschetta recipe any more complex than a regular bruschetta recipe and adds virtually no additional prep time and, like all recipes, there is no cook time required! Here is how we make our recipe:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spread the bread slices on a lined baking sheet tray.
- Toast the baguette slices in the preheated oven for about 6 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges.
- While the baguette slices are toasting, combine the tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss together well to mix everything thoroughly.
- Scoop the tomato mix on the warm baguette slices, putting about 1-2 tablespoons of mix on each piece of bread. Serve right away!
Greek bruschetta is essentially as easy as mixing ingredients in a bowl and placing them on some fresh bread. It is amazing how such a simple recipe can make something so fantastic! Our Greek bruschetta recipe is definitely going to be your new favorite summer appetizer to serve to your family and friends.
Greek Bruschetta vs. Italian Bruschetta
Greek bruschetta and classic Italian bruschetta are very similar but our Greek version has a few differences that we absolutely love. Take a look at how we turned a traditional Italian dish into something wonderfully Greek.
- Feta cheese replaces mozzarella cheese which is usually used in Italian recipes like bruschetta
- Rather than use fresh chopped basil, we sprinkle our bruschetta with parsley
- Oregano is mixed into the bruschetta recipe to add some extra herby flavor.
- Lemon juice is added into the blend of tomatoes and spices
- Red onion is committed from the Greek bruschetta recipe (however, if you enjoy red onion, you can definitely stir in some fresh chopped red onion to add a little crunch and flavor).
As we mentioned before, the feta cheese is what really sets this Greek bruschetta apart from other recipes. When stirred into the tomatoes, it makes a creamy, cheesy sauce that is perfect for soaking into the bread. In just a few minutes, you can be enjoying this amazing recipe that puts a wonderful Greek twist on one of the best summer appetizers around.
Bruschetta Appetizer for Parties
Everyone loves a good bruschetta and it really is a good appetizer to serve at any kind of party. If you plan on making our Greek bruschetta recipe for your next party, you can mix the tomatoes, feta, herbs, salt and pepper together up to one day in advance. Place the tomato mix in a big bowl and serve the bread slices on the side. Let your guests scoop the tomatoes on to their bread, allowing them to pile on as much as they’d like!
Keeping the tomato and feta mix separate also prevents the bread from getting soggy and saves you a little time when you are getting everything ready! With all that extra time, you can pull out your bread maker and make your own fresh bread to pair with the Greek bruschetta- now wouldn’t that be a show stopper!
Homemade Greek Bruschetta
To make our recipe even more tasty, try adding your own flair to it. You can use inspiration from both Italian foods and also Greek cuisine. Here are a few ways we have switched up this recipe and made it even more unique.
- Add a cup of chopped cucumbers to the mix. Tomatoes, cucumbers and bread make the perfect combination. In addition, cucumbers and feta cheese are another classic Greek mix of ingredients.
- Add some fresh chopped basil, replacing the oregano or adding to the herb blend in the recipe.
- Grill the bread rather than baking it in the oven. The char on the bread will not only look pretty but also add some depth and flavor to the dish.
- Add a 1/8 cup of red wine vinegar to the tomato mix. Red wine vinegar is used widely in both Italian and Greek foods so it will be the perfect addition to your mix.
- Skip the ground black pepper and replace it with chili flakes. This will make for a much spicier bruschetta that goes well with the creamy, subtle taste of the feta cheese.
There are lots of ways to make our Greek bruschetta something that matches your tastes. A splash of this, a cup of that and you will have a perfect appetizer ready in just a few minutes!
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Adding feta to a traditional bruschetta makes this a new and exciting, Greek inspired appetizer.
- 1 loaf fresh Italian or French baguette bread cut into 1-inch slices
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 5 Roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon oregano or Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 pound feta cheese, crumbled
- fresh parsley, chopped (for topping)
- Preheat the oven to 375(F) degrees and place bread slices on a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until bread is crisp.
- In a bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, spices, lemon juice and feta. Top each slice of toasted bread with a spoonful or two of the tomato mixture. Serve Immediately.
- Tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion make a perfect and unique blend of veggies for a summer-inspired recipe.
- Make the tomato mix ahead of time when you have a few extra minutes before your party. Letting the tomato and feta marinate together adds more flavor and makes our recipe even better.
- Serve the tomato mix with a variety of breads to give your guests options. Bruschetta goes well on all kinds of bread!