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Greek Bruschetta

Bruschetta is an appetizer that I believe goes over well in the summer. When tomatoes are in season, nothing tastes better than biting into a crisp piece of grilled French bread topped with flavorful tomatoes. I have been making this bruschetta recipe for over 20 years. I think the feta cheese in this recipe works especially well, as the saltiness of the feta adds a great flavor to the tomato mixture and basil. (That’s why I call this Greek Bruschetta!)  I hope you try this recipe soon. 

Ingredients

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6 vine ripened tomatoes

1/4 pound imported feta cheese

2 shallots

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon oregano

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Bread

1 loaf French bread

1 cup olive oil

1 garlic clove

Instructions

Chop tomatoes and put in a medium bowl.

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Chop shallots.

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Put oil in pan and heat over low heat.  Add shallots.

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Add salt, pepper and oregano. (Note: Crush oregano between your fingers before adding to pan.  This releases the oil in the oregano.)

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Cook shallot mixture over low heat until shallots are soft but not browned, about 10 minutes.

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Add shallot mixture to tomatoes.  Crumble feta into tomato and shallot mixture.

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Add balsamic vinegar and gently mix.

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Slice garlic clove into thin slices.  Add to olive oil.  Set aside.

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Cut french bread into 1-1.5″ diagonal slices.  If slices are larger than you want, cut them in half.

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Brush one side of each slice with garlic-infused olive oil.

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Grill bread until toasted.  (Note: You can grill the bread in the broiler in your oven.  I did this for many years. The original recipe I had for this bruschetta was done this way.  But, I later found another bruschetta recipe where the bread was grilled on a charcoal or gas grill.  I think this made a huge difference in the flavor of the bread.  So, if you can grill this bread on a charcoal or gas grill, do it.)

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Top each slice of bread with tomato mixture and then top with fresh basil.

Greek Bruschetta

Greek Bruschetta
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Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Bruschetta is an appetizer that I believe goes over well in the summer. When tomatoes are in season, nothing tastes better than biting into a crisp piece of grilled French bread topped with flavorful tomatoes. I have been making this bruschetta recipe for over 20 years. I think the feta cheese in this recipe works especially well, as the saltiness of the feta adds a great flavor to the tomato mixture and basil. (That's why I call this Greek Bruschetta!) I hope you try this recipe soon.
Ingredients
  • Filling
  • 6 vine ripened tomatoes
  • ¼ pound imported feta cheese
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Bread
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
Instructions
  1. Chop tomatoes and put in a medium bowl.
  2. Chop shallots.
  3. Put oil in pan and heat over low heat. Add shallots.
  4. Add salt, pepper and oregano. (Note: Crush oregano between your fingers before adding to pan. This releases the oils in the oregano.)
  5. Cook shallot mixture over low heat until shallots are soft but not browned, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add shallot mixture to tomatoes. Crumble feta into tomato and shallot mixture.
  7. Add balsamic vinegar and gently mix.
  8. Bread
  9. Slice garlic clove into thin slices. Add to olive oil. Set aside.
  10. Cut french bread into 1-1.5" diagonal slices. If slices are larger than you want, cut them in half.
  11. Brush one side of each slice with garlic-infused olive oil.
  12. Grill bread until toasted. (Note: You can grill the bread in the broiler in your oven. I did this for many years. The original recipe I had for this bruschetta was done this way. But, I later found another bruschetta recipe where the bread was grilled on a charcoal or gas grill. I think this made a huge difference in the flavor of the bread. So, if you can grill this bread on a charcoal or gas grill, do it.)
  13. Top each slice of bread with tomato mixture and then top with fresh basil.
 

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