Over 50s Lifestyle Recipes

Bruschetta with Olives & Danish Feta

October 11, 2023

My recipe for Bruschetta with Olives & Feta is quick, easy and perfect for a light snack, lunch or entree for dinner. I recently made this as an entree for our Home Restaurant Date Night and we both enjoyed it. This will definitely be a regular on our menu.

What is Bruschetta?

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer that consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, topped with ripe diced tomatoes, fresh basil, and olive oil. It is commonly served as an antipasto or starter dish. Sometimes, variations may include additional ingredients such as mozzarella, balsamic glaze, or even different types of spreads. Bruschetta is known for its simple yet delicious combination of flavors and is often enjoyed during the summer months.

Bruschetta with Olives & Danish Feta

Bruschetta can be topped with anything you fancy. The most common topping is tomatoes and basil but I decided to try something a little different and the result was very tasty! I’m not big on measuring and as it was an entree for the two of us I just estimated how much of each ingredient I needed.



Ingredients


French bread stick or loaf of crusty Italian bread
Garlic – I use minced garlic
Olives without pips – I used about 12-14
Red Onion – I used about 1/4 chopped finely
Olive Oil – Extra Virgin is what I use
Danish Feta Cheese
Balsamic Vinegar
Dried Italian Herb Mix for garnish – just a sprinkle
Basil leaves to garnish


Method

  1. Prepare a baking tray spreading olive oil to avoid bread sticking.
  2. Preheat Oven to 200℃ (400℉)
  3. Cut the bread on an angle and coat both sides with olive oil and garlic. I spread the minced garlic on one side
  4. Line tray with bread and cook for 10 minutes turning after 5 minutes
  5. Whilst bread is cooking chop both olives and onion finely.
  6. Remove bread from oven – I like it crisp on the edges but soft in the middle
  7. Top garlic side up with Olives and Onion
  8. Sprinkle crumbled feta over the top. I use Danish Feta as it has less saturated fats
  9. Sprinkle some dried Italian herbs and add a basil leave
  10. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar (optional)

Here are some alternatives for you to try: Our 33 best bruschetta recipes | Australian Women’s Weekly Food (womensweeklyfood.com.au)

Let me know if you try it – you won’t be disappointed.

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way
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14 Comments

  • Reply Janine October 11, 2023 at 10:32

    That’s sounds very tasty Sue – it would make a great lunch too. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2023 at 08:22

      It was so easy, Janine and tasted really good. I cooked the bread just enough so it was crusty on the edges but softer in the middle. x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections October 12, 2023 at 07:08

    Yum – this looks delicious, Sue. It’s just the perfect appetizer that I have been looking for!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2023 at 08:25

      Hi Donna, it was delicious and you could add some salad to make a meal of it. x

  • Reply marsha57 October 12, 2023 at 13:01

    This looks delicious, Sue! I’d have to leave out the red onion as my husband’s stomach just can’t handle them. I don’t really like tomatoes that much, but I do like them when they’re cooked. And, feta cheese is scrumptious!

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 20, 2023 at 08:45

      Hi Marsha, you can really put any toppings on. The usual is tomato but I just went for something a bit different. x

  • Reply Toni Pike October 12, 2023 at 19:10

    Looks delicious, Sue

  • Reply Bernadette October 12, 2023 at 21:04

    Thanks, Sue for this recipe. It will definitely be on the menu the next time I have guests. I hope all is well with you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 20, 2023 at 08:46

      So easy, Bernadette and doesn’t take long to make. Perfect for guests. x

  • Reply Debbie October 18, 2023 at 19:32

    A great recipe thanks so much Sue 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 20, 2023 at 09:06

      So easy, Deb and quick to make. You can really get creative with any topping you want, really. x

  • Reply Bernie October 24, 2023 at 05:59

    I love olives but my other half, who eats almost everything, doesn’t. I would eat this in a heartbeat! Tell me more about Home Restaurant Date Night?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 24, 2023 at 06:19

      You can put any topping you like, Bernie. Tomato and onion are usually the favoured option. Re Home Restaurant Date Night, we used to make Saturday nights the night we would make a special dinner and have a ‘date night’ at home. Life took over and we let the special dinners slide so I’ve brought them back. It is fun to work out what recipes to make and we usually try to take it in turn to prepare a special dinner. x

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