Appetizer | September 30, 2015

Mediterranean Bruschetta

A flavorful, easy and delicious Mediterranean bruschetta that’s perfect for entertaining, snacking on or for a light lunch. Healthy and delicious!

Well, the holidays are among us. Crazy, right? Parties and house guests and attempts at healthy eating between the indulgences are just around the corner! I love any chance to have a filling, vegetarian meal, so while shopping at Trader Joe’s, I ran across these treasures and thought they’d be perfect.

A close up of Mediterranean Bruschetta on a wooden board

This Mediterranean Bruschetta Could Not Be Easier!

Get their Feta Cheese Spread, Balela Bean Salad, and a baguette, and you have yourself the easiest, freshest little appetizer you ever did have! If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s, I also wrote a quick little recipe you can use to recreate my new favorite finds. My favorite trick for bruschetta is toasting the buttered bread, then rubbing a sliced-open clove of garlic over the toast, infusing all sorts of yummy garlic oil and flavor into it. I don’t even need anything else to top it, it’s so heavenly on its own!

A photo of toasted crusty bread ready to be made into Mediterranean Bruschetta

What You Need To Make This Yummy Spread;

  • Feta Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Plain Greek Yogurt

Again, buy the spread or make it yourself, it’s 3 ingredients. Creamy, feta goodness.

An overhead shot of bread topped with whipped cheese to make Mediterranean Bruschetta

The Mediterranean salad is full of fresh ingredients, and plenty of parsley and mint. I pounded about 5 of these for lunch and was full for the rest of the day.

An overhead shot of Mediterranean Bruschetta slices on a wooden surface

The Best Ways To Serve This Mediterranean Bruschetta;

  • Serve as an appetizer at parties or barbecues
  • Enjoy a few slices as a light lunch with a little salad
  • You can make the topping in advance and store it in the fridge then when hunger strikes it’s so easy to assemble and you have yourself a healthy snack.

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A close up of Mediterranean Bruschetta on a wooden sufrace
Mediterranean Bruschetta
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Delicious, flavorful mediterranean bruschetta 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bruschetta recipe, vegetarian appetizer
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
  • baguette sourdough is a favorite, but any will do
  • 3-4 T soft butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • 4 oz. whipped cream cheese
  • 1/8 c plain greek yogurt
  • 1/8 t red pepper flakes increase or decrease as desired
  • 1/4 t basil
  • 1/4 t oregano
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 T white onion minced
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 T freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 T freshly chopped mint
  • 1/4 t salt
Instructions
  1. Slice baguette and butter each slice. Broil about 5 minutes, or until golden (toasted on tops but still slightly soft on bottoms). Remove from oven.
  2. Slice garlic clove in half, and rub the open half over each toasted slice. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly-cracked pepper.
  3. Mix feta, cream cheese, yogurt, red pepper, basil, and oregano together in bowl. Spread over each slice.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients together (tomatoes, beans, onion, oil, juice, herbs, and salt) and spoon onto each slice. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Instead of making feta spread and tomato and bean topping, Trader Joe's sells both! You can buy their Feta Cheese Spread and their Balela Bean Salad separately and serve an easy, healthy, vegetarian appetizer (or lunch or dinner).

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Bruschetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 339mg 14%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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