FRESH CUCUMBER, TOMATO & FETA CHEESE BRUSCHETTA

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Fresh goodness – So tasty!

It got warm here the last couple of days and I was craving some fresh, crunchy goodness of cucumber. I had a bunch of tomatoes and onions from my garden as well. Since I was craving fresh taste, I skipped the vinegar and went for lemon juice for the dressing. I was also craving some garlicky bread (bad me, I know) and so I blended both and made a fresh salad bruschetta. Serve it as a meal or a great appetizer for a party. More variations are provided at the end of the recipe.

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Dice sweet pepper

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Diced vegetables – cucumber, tomato, onion, and sweet pepper.

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Add diced olives.

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Toss salad with dressing and sprinkle feta cheese!

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Serve over broiled garlicky, herb focaccia or pita bread.

Ingredients

  • Tomato: 1/2 medium to large
  • Cucumber: 1/2 large
  • Sweet or Green bell pepper: 1/4
  • Red onion: 1/4
  • Feta Cheese: 1-2 tbsp
  • Olives (stuffed with pimento): 3-4
  • Olive oil: 1/2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice: 1/2 small or 1/4 large
  • Salt (don’t over do it, remember that there is salt in feta and olives)
  • Ground pepper
  • Basil: 1tbsp
  • Oregano: 1tbsp
  • Garlic: 2 cloves
  • Focaccia or pita bread: 1 slice

Preparation

  • Pre-heat the oven to broil for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the bread with olive oil, crushed olive, and herbs.
  • Broil it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Dice all the vegetables for the salad and put them in a bowl
  • Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl
  • Toss the salad
  • Top with feta
  • Toss again.
  • Serve over broiled bread.
  • Salad can be prepared in advance and chilled in the refrigerator.

Variations:

  • Goat cheese instead of feta. Or skip cheese for a vegan option
  • Skip the bread and serve the salad with lentil soup for a complete meal.
  • You can use gluten free bread for a gluten free bruschetta.
  • Add chickpeas or white kidney beans to the salad and skip the bread.
  • Add chopped fresh dill if you are just doing the salad.
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