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Bruschetta with Feta

by Adrianne

Bruschetta with Feta, tomatoes, basil and balsamic dressing makes an easy appetizer!  This is THE BEST bruschetta recipe for, it is easy, packed with flavour and has a tomato basil feta combo that packs a punch. 

Tomato bruschetta with a small bowl of balsamic vinegar on a white background

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How to make Bruschetta at home

To make brushcetta at home, you need some simple ingredients and a technique to bring them all together. 

We take easy steps by seasoning and toasting our bread, then stirring together the ingredients for the topping.  

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Bruschetta with feta ingredients!

This recipe is about super simple, easy ingredients. Let’s have a look at what we need. In the photo below, you can see what brings this sandwich together:

Ingredients for bruschetta with feta and text overlay

As you can see we have:

  • sourdough
  • fresh basil leaves
  • feta cheese
  • tomatoes
  • parsley
  • olive oil 
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar

We toast our bread in the oven till it is crispy, delicious and ready for toppings! 

There is a Greek appetizer twist in our recipe for the the feta, basil, tomato combo is traditionally found in Greek Bruschetta recipes. It is a winning combination resulting in a bruschetta starter that takes amazing with tomato, basil and feta zinging around on the toast! 

To make Bruschetta with Feta, Tomatoes and Basil

Making tomato bruschetta is EASY!

I have step by step instructions and photos below:

Process shots with text overlay for tomato bruschetta

The steps above are:

  1. Start with olive oil (photo 1)
  2. Add garlic powder photo 2)
  3. Salt and pepper (photo 3)
  4. Whisk to combine(photo 4)

Process shots for bruschetta with text overlay

Next we need to: 

  • chop parsley (photo 5)
  • stir parsley into olive oil mix  (photo 6)
  • brush each slice of bread with seasoned oil (photo 7)
  • repeat till all slices are seasoned (photo 8)

Then we pop the baking tray with our seasoned bread into the oven for at least 15 mins. This will crisp up the bread so that the bruschetta is crunchy and delicious! 

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When the bread is toasting in the oven, you can use this time to prepare the bruschetta topping! 

Method for tomato basil feta bruschetta with text overlay

The final 4 steps are:

  • bake the bread for 15 mins in the oven (photo 9)
  • cut the feta cheese into small pieces  (photo 10)
  • use a knife to chop your tomatoes (photo 7)
  • combine the tomato, basil and feta in a bowl (photo 8)

To keep the bruschetta crispy and not soggy, we need to seperate the bread from the topping and balsamic vinegar until it is time to serve it. Then when you are ready simply top the bruschetta with the basil, tomato and feta and drizzle with balsamic vinegar! 

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Bruschetta with Feta, Basil and Tomato Quick info:

FAQ’s about the recipe:

  1. this recipe is vegetarian
  2. I use greek style feta cheese
  3. fresh basil leaves are best
  4. This is a super EASY recipe

Expert tips for success:

  • roughly chop the basil to add colour and flavour in the dish
  • buy a sliced loaf of bread to save cutting it yourself! 
  • make the toasted bread a few hours in advance
  • keep the topping, balsamic vinegar and bread seperate until ready to serve! 

Bruschetta with feta on a white serving platter

The balsamic vinegar is the key ingredient to draw together all of our ingredients. We use it in a similar way in our Cheese and Onion Sandwich and our Pesto Grilled Cheese.

Bruschetta with feta showing balsamic vinegar being drizzle over the top

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Is Bruschetta better the next day?

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can make it in advance. 

If you make the topping, keep it in a bowl with glad wrap in the fridge. Toast the bread and keep that separate in an air tight container. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar at the time of serving! 

The bruschetta can be served warm or cold, my personal preference is to serve the toast warm with the delicious flavour packed toppings at room temperature! 

Bruschetta with a bite out of it showing the toppings close up

Bruschetta with Feta and small white bowl of balsamic vinegar in the top left corner

Brushetta with Feta

Bruschetta with Feta, tomatoes, basil and balsamic dressing makes an easy appetizer!  This is THE BEST bruschetta recipe, a winning tomato basil feta!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Australian, Greek, International
Keyword: appetizer, bruschetta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Adrianne

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Bowl
  • Pastry Brush
  • Small jug
  • Mini whisk
  • Small serving bowls
  • Party platter

Ingredients

Bruschette with Feta

  • 400 gram sourdough (loaf) sliced, Note 1
  • 200 grams feta cheese Note 2
  • 5 small tomatoes Note 3
  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil Note 4
  • 1/2 olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder Note 5
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley optional
  • balsamic vinegar to serve
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Bruschetta with Feta

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C/400°F/gas 6.
  • Line a flat baking tray with grease proof paper
  • Combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small jug Note 6
  • Use kitchen scissors to roughly chop the parsley then add it to the seasoned oil
  • Spread your bread slices out onto the baking tray
  • Use a pastry brush to coat each bread slice with the seasoned oil
  • Place the baking tray in the oven and bake the bread for 15 mins or until toasted. Note 7, 8
  • Use a knife to chop the tomatoes and feta cheese, roughly chop the basil leaves.
  • Combine the tomatoes, feta and basil in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Remove the toasted bread from the oven, let sit for 1-2 mins and then top with the tomato, basil and feta mix
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

Video

Notes

  • Note 1 Purchase sliced bread as this will save you time, plus the pieces will be all uniform in thickness which is hard to achieve if you are cutting them one by one yourself! 
  • Note 2 I use Greek style feta cheese, you can also use Danish style if you prefer
  • Note 3 You can use normal tomatoes, vine ripened tomatoes or roma tomatoes. 
  • Note 4 Fresh basil leaves are essential for this recipe as they bring a flavour that ties everything else together! 
  • Note 5 This will be in the herbs and spices aisle, it is a handy ingredient for many recipes! 
  • Note 6 I like to use a mini whisk to combine these ingredients, it is easy and ensures that everything is consistently mixed together. 
  • Note 7 Don't worry about turning the bread slices over in the oven, they will get crispy and crunchy with the technique of brushing them with oil before baking. 
  • Note 8 The bread will still feel a little soft when you gently press a finger onto middle after 15 mins, but it will crispy up very nicely as it cools down. (Don't worry if it is not 'rock hard' at this point). 

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
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Bruschetta starter is all you need! 

This recipe is intended to give you party food with flavour but without fuss. 

Step out of the kitchen and have a wine with you guests when they arrive or a lazy Sunday drinking session with good company and the best bruschetta recipe you can find.

I’ve got you sorted for easy entertaining, so you can get your oven on and get to it!!!

I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. As always sing out if you have any questions. 

Adrianne xx

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Danielle March 31, 2020 - 9:45 am

5 stars
Fantastic way to entertain a group of close friends – bruschetta looks wonderful and would be an easy way to get something on the table in a little amount of time.

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:29 am

Thanks Danielle!! That is every thing I was thinking at the same time. Hope you are well. Cheers!

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Deanna March 31, 2020 - 11:29 am

5 stars
Love bruschetta!! I never thought to use feta, I got to try this recipe!

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:46 am

Cheers Deanna! Me too, yes the feta makes it so tasty. Cheers!

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Kacey Perez March 31, 2020 - 12:38 pm

5 stars
Is there anything better than a good brushcetta recipe? The freshness and the creaminess of all of these ingredients together is so comforting and satisfying. I could eat this everyday!

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Jenn March 31, 2020 - 1:43 pm

5 stars
I love all the ingredients in this dish, but have never had bruschetta on sourdough! I can’t wait to try it – I bet it tastes even better than I think it does!

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:34 pm

Love your feedback Jenn!! Yes it tastes so good. Cheers and hope you try it.

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Dannii March 31, 2020 - 1:47 pm

5 stars
Anything with feta is good with me. These look so light and fresh.

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:28 pm

Cheers Dannii!! Isn’t feta the best thanks.

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Angela March 31, 2020 - 2:12 pm

5 stars
What a great recipe and so packed with flavor.

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:20 pm

Thanks Angela!! Appreciate your feedback.

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mimi rippee March 31, 2020 - 10:31 pm

I love these! There’s not one thing I don’t love about your bruschetta. Tomatoes are out yet, so I’ll wait till they are looking ripe, but I can’t wait!

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Adrianne March 31, 2020 - 11:19 pm

Thanks Mimi!! I always love to hear your thoughts on my cooking. Hope you are well and taking care of yourself.

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