This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
"If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life."
-Louis Parrish, Author
I say all the time that Mediterranean diet isn't all about Greek salad, but sometimes it is. I was thinking about how to meld all those flavors together into a side dish for summer grilling. This bruschetta will go really well with grilled fish or chicken dishes, and you could grill the focaccia on the cut side, spread with the tapanade and then grill for a few more minutes before topping with the salad mix.
Servings = 8 | Serving size =1 ounce bread with veggies
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Once assembled, this recipe does not make very good leftovers (the bread gets mushy). The veggies can be made in advance, however, and kept for 2-3 days.
|12 ounces||tomatoes (coarsely diced)|
|1/2 large||green bell pepper (diced)|
|1 small||shallot (minced)|
|1 small||cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|2 ounces||feta cheese (crumbled)|
|2 Tbsp||fresh oregano (coarsely chopped)|
|2 Tbsp||flat leaf parsley (coarsely chopped)|
|1 Tbsp||olive oil|
|8 ounces||regular or gluten-free focaccia bread|
Fold the tomatoes, peppers, shallot, cucumber, capers, pepper, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil together.
Set the oven to broil.
Slice the focaccia in half so that there's two halves – top and bottom.
Spread the cut side with tapenade and then place under the broiler for about 5 to 7 minutes until toasted.
Remove and top with the Greek salad mix. Serve.
Serving size = 1 ounce bread with veggies
Servings = 8
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 125||Calories from Fat 27|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 19g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||5%|
|Vitamin A 13%||Vitamin C 33%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 24 mcg||Potassium 210 mg|
|Magnesium 21 mg|