Bruschetta with Feta

Bruschetta with Feta
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Bruschetta with Feta
Jessica Chou

Bruschetta with Feta

Bruschetta may normally get topped with mozzarella, but feta is a lighter alternative, plus easier to mix in.

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4
Servings
131
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the topping

  • 1 beefsteak tomato, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 5 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 Tablespoons feta cheese

For the toasted bread

  • 1 baguette or stirato, sliced on a bias
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Crumbled feta, for garnish
  • Small basil leaves, for garnish

Directions

For the topping

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the tomatoes, basil, and garlic. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix. Carefully toss in the feta cheese and set aside.

For the toasted bread

Brush olive oil on both sides of each slice of bread and toast until the edges are crisp. To assemble, use a fork to lift the tomato-basil mixture and place on top of toasted slices. Top with fresh, crumbled feta and small basil leaves to garnish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
69mg
5%
Water
5g
0%

Bruschetta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Bruschetta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.