Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

While we’re still enjoying this beautiful weather, I thought it was time that I shared one of my favourite recipes. This Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta makes the perfect light dinner, or a really delicious lazy weekend lunch!

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

So it turns out that while I inherited Mum’s cooking genes, I failed miserably when it came to inheriting her gardening genes. In fact, it’s quite possible that I’m the worst gardener ever (you might remember that I accidentally ate a weed once because I thought it was rocket!), but luckily for me I married a bit of a green thumb (and Mum occasionally comes around and plants some little flowers for me too). Anyway, for the last few years, Dave has planted us a vegetable garden, and while I am no help whatsoever in helping to grow anything, I do my part by eating all of the yummy things he picks! So in this bruschetta I used fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden. Gosh, freshly home-picked produce is just so good, isn’t it?

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

To make this bruschetta, you simply cut up some tomatoes, basil and red onion. Add a little bit of balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil and then season with salt and pepper. Slice up a loaf of crusty bread and toast it lightly. Spread the soft feta over the warm bread and top with the fresh tomato mix.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

This is one of those meals that just screams total ease and deliciousness. Add a glass of wine and it sounds like a pretty perfect night to me!

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

 

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

What’s your favourite warmer weather meals? Are you a bruschetta fan too?

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta

This fresh and tasty Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta is sure to be a hit this summer.
Course Light Meals, Snacks
Cuisine Healthy Snacks, Italian, Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 large crusty loaf of bread
  • 8 tomatoes chopped
  • 6 basil leaves chopped finely
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 150 g soft feta cheese
  • 30 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped tomatoes, basil and red onion into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, sea salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Slice the crusty loaf of bread into slices (approximately 2cm thick).
  5. Heat a BBQ or grill plate and add lightly toast both sides of the bread.
  6. Spread the soft feta over one side of the bread.
  7. Divide the tomato mixture equally amongst the bread slices (try not to get too much of the liquid onto the bread as it may make it soggy).

 

22 thoughts on “Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Feta”

  1. I’m a big fan of bruschetta and feta. And not just because they rhyme! This just shouts out the taste of summer!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha they do too!

  2. Oh wow your food posts are as yummy as I remember them! You’re making me hungry…

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks Em!

  3. Jess says:

    One of my favourite meals, I haven’t had it in ages so I may need to try this recipe soon!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh definitely give it a go Jess – it’s so simple and yummy!

  4. This is just summer on a plate and in a mouthful. I have a glass of wine to my right, I need a plate of bruschetta to my left!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That sounds like perfection!

  5. Feta on bruschetta, I’ve never tried but absolutely love the notion Lucy! Might just have to give it a whirl this weekend!
    Fresh produce especially when it is home grown is the goods isn’t it!
    Hehehehe…..I did not know you’ve accidently eaten a weed before, you poor thing. We’ve accidently got some herbs thriving at the moment, no thanks to us that is. I’d love to have more of a green thumb but I think I’ll stick to my strength the cooking side of produce 🙂
    I’ll leave you with one big fat YUM! Can’t wait to test this little treasure out! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha it was pretty funny (and thankfully nothing bad happened!). We still giggle about it!

  6. This bruschetta looks amazing! I definitely need to find some yummy crunchy GF bread and make this en masse before the gorgeous summer tomatoes disappear!
    My boyfriend and I are moving into our own house in July and I can’t wait to have a little garden (it’s a little house) and grow my own tomatoes. There’s something about labouring a little for your food that makes it all the sweeter 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh definitely! There’s nothing better than freshly picked fruit and veg… but I’ll pass on the whole gardening bit (I really don’t like gardening lol!). Thankfully my hubby is a great gardener!

  7. Danielle L says:

    I love your new blog design. I also have cherry tomatoes and basil coming out of my ears and now that I’ve started to make my own sourdough, I’m really excited to make some bruschetta, thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I know! Veggie gardens just go crazy at this time of the year!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yay! I hope you guys enjoyed it!

  8. I am loving all your savoury recipes! I recently had bruschetta at the Opera Bar in Sydney and they served theirs with a small piece of anchovy on top. I think it adds that little bit of saltiness that your feta must add as well. Yum!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks! I’m trying to add a few more savoury ones this year!

  9. Really enjoying your blog Lucy! We had bruschetta at a friends house for a starter the other night – it is so simple but so yum! Try it with glazed balsamic, give it a bit of a better texture I think 🙂 x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much Amy. Mmm yes I do love glazed balsamic too!

  10. Mum says:

    Yumm…..good reminder, that will be a quick and healthy dinner tonight.

    PS. Lucy, yes, you did missed the ‘green fingers’ for gardening, but certainly make up for it in so many other beautiful talents……..(and I think it’s also your Dad’s cooking ability you have inherited – he was the excellent cook) xxx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Mum. Haha yep no green thumb here! Speaking of green thumbs… what little flowers can I be expecting in my garden next??

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