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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. For gluten free focaccia we have tried and especially like Canyon Bakehouse Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia.

 

"If you can organize your kitchen, you can organize your life."
-Louis Parrish, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.

 

 

Greek Salad Bruschetta



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)
2 Tbsp capers
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
4 tsp tapenade

Fold the tomatoes, peppers, shallot, cucumber, capers, pepper, feta cheese, oregano and olive oil together.

Chill.

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 ounce bread with veggies

Servings = 8

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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  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 349mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 4g  
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 24 mcg Potassium 210 mg
Magnesium 21 mg