Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze

Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze is the perfect starter to your family dinner. Super quick, easy and most importantly – crazy delicious!! – Hungry now? Jump to Recipe

Bruschetta really is the ultimate appetizer. It’s just one of those really simple dishes that everybody loves. Fresh, hearty and most importantly, versatile. Versatile enough to chuck in some feta and pour over a bucket of balsamic glaze? Ohhhhh yes.

Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze - pouring over glaze

Authentic Bruschetta only calls for a few simple ingredients – Tomato, Basil, Garlic and Olive Oil. Which in itself is already a marriage of ingredients made in heaven. But for me, that makes the perfect foundation to mix things up and throw in a few special additions, my favourite one being Feta.

I LOVE feta. And for me there’s nothing better to add it to than a fresh homemade bruschetta.

Not just because feta bruschetta is fun to say, but because it tastes freakin’ delicious.

The richness and creaminess of the feta brings something so delicious to the party. It creates such a beautiful combination with the tomato, garlic and basil. I usually purposefully make too much just so I’ve got a feta bruschetta dip for later.

What bread to use for bruschetta

For me it’s always gotta be a loaf of Ciabatta. It’s quite corse and has bumps for the oil/juice to sit in with makes in perfect for bruschetta. But any Italian bread that leaves a rough texture when sliced will work. This will help break down the garlic when you rub it on.

Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze close up

Another addition to feta bruschetta I love is of course a sweet ‘n’ silky Balsamic Glaze.

Like holy crap balls this stuff is good. I drizzle the stuff over literally everything. Usually just over my face with a wooden spoon, but I thought I’d keep it classy this time round.

Unlike feta, balsamic vinegar is a traditional appearance with the likes of tomato and basil. It’s pretty common as it is dashed over bruschetta too.

Personally I find plain balsamic vinegar enhances too much acidity in the dish, especially with raw onion being there. Whipping a quite balsamic glaze balances things out nicely, adding a touch of sweetness to the dish.

Plus let’s be real, everything tastes better with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze close up pouring glaze

What tomatoes to use for bruschetta

Essentially you can use any tomatoes you like, just make sure they’re ripe and fresh. Go the extra mile to find the best quality tomatoes to make them the hero of the bruschetta!

What oil to use for bruschetta

Extra virgin olive oil, or regular olive oil. Same again, make sure it’s great quality.

What feta to use for feta bruschetta

All down to preference. In the photos I used a firm Greek feta, which keeps the ingredients fairly separate. Whereas in the video I used Danish, which is much creamier and blends with the tomatoes more.

Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze stacked

So at your next food gathering or family dinner spare a thought for some feta bruschetta if you’re thinking of whipping up a quick starter! Packed full of flavour and pretty as can be, this easy bruschetta couldn’t be more convenient to make!

How to make Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 9 votes
Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

' Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze is the perfect starter to your family dinner. Super quick, easy and most importantly - crazy delicious!! ' 

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Feta Bruschetta
Servings: 8 Pieces
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf Ciabatta, divided into 8
  • 9oz / 250g Tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2/3 cup / 100g Feta, crumbled
  • 1 small Red Onion, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 handful Fresh Basil, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 clove of Garlic, peeled
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil
Method
  1. In a bowl, combine your Tomatoes, Onion, Feta, Basil, a good glug of Olive Oil and Seasoning to taste. Place to one side.

  2. Drizzle your Ciabatta in a little oil, then place your on the griddle pan over high heat. Fry for a minute or so each side until grill marks form.

  3. Lightly rub your garlic across one side of each of your Ciabatta slices.

  4. Top your Ciabatta with the Bruschetta mix and drizzle over your Balsamic Glaze.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Balsamic Glaze - Check out my Homemade Balsamic Glaze!

 

b) Other types of Bread to use - Essentially any Italian bread to have a coarse/rough texture when sliced. Tuscan or Pugliese bread are traditionally used. A sourdough also works great. 

 

c) What type of Feta to use - In terms of what Feta to use, a traditional Greek works great because it's slightly firmer than say Danish Feta, which turns slightly creamy when mixed with the other Bruschetta toppings. All down to preference 🙂

 

d) What Tomatoes to use? - You can really use any tomatoes you want, just made sure they're ripe and fresh! Really go the extra mile to find the best quality tomatoes to use and make them the hero ingredient in this bruschetta.

 

e) These gorgeous photos were taken by the incredibly talented Dani Knox Photography!

Nutrition Facts
Feta Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.12g 8%
Saturated Fat 2.285g 11%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.557g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.982g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 247mg 10%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 18.34g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 4.06g 8%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 9%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bruschetta with feta for a starter? Let’s crank things up a notch and get a Spaghetti Bolognese involved for the main!

Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

If you loved this Feta Bruschetta recipe then be sure to pin it for later! Already made it or got a burning question? Give me a shout in the comments below!

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    John
    July 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Wow, this looks so tasty. Going to be serving this tonight for the family. Thanks for uploading!

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks, John! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Joyce
    November 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    These looks fantastically delicious, and I honestly don’t believe you can ever get away with too much balsamic glaze! That sweet caramelized flavour is so addictive, I swear sometimes I could just eat that stuff with a spoon sometimes haha! 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Oh trust me, the spoon has made an appearance on too many occasions to keep track of.

  • Reply
    Sandi
    November 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious for a holiday appetizer!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Thanks, Sandi 🙂

  • Reply
    Cindy @ The Sweet Nerd
    November 14, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I love a good balsamic glaze. I have to admit I’ve always bought it! There are some good ones out there on the shelf, but thanks for the reminder that making it is just as tasty. I love your photos.

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Isn’t balsamic glaze just the freaking best!?

  • Reply
    Brandi
    November 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous! This looks so good. I need to make this soon.

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thanks so much, Brandi!!

  • Reply
    Beth
    November 14, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Now that is one loaded bruschetta! I would be licking off all of that balsamic glaze, too!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Totally like the plate clean every time..

  • Reply
    Janette | Culinary Ginger
    August 1, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    I love how versatile bruschetta is and the combo of flavors here are delicious.

    • Reply
      Chris
      August 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Such an awesome dish right!?

  • Reply
    Jessie
    August 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Love this appetizer! And I will be just making a keeping this balsamic glaze for other stuff too!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      August 2, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Ugh, isn’t balsamic glaze just the greatest!?

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    August 1, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    oh my husband loves bruscetta he will go nuts over thinks thanks for posting

    • Reply
      Chris
      August 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Haha amazing! No problem 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandi
    August 2, 2018 at 12:04 am

    The glaze alone makes me want to eat this! Hope to try this soon.

    • Reply
      Chris
      August 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cindy Gordon
    August 2, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Such a delicious recipe! YUM!

    • Reply
      Chris
      August 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks, Cindy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cook With Nisha
    August 8, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    yummm… delicious recipe……

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