Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Holiday parties are in full effect. I wanted to make a "walking appetizer" for my most recent party, since most people are known to stand and eat. I came up with a Mediterranean spin on bruschetta.

Whipped Feta Bruschetta

Ingredients (makes about 30 pieces):
1 Baguette, sliced into 1/2 thick pieces
4 Medium tomatoes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
Fresh basil (I cut thin strips of 1 package, so about 1/2 cup)
3oz Whipped cream cheese
8oz Feta cheese
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil (I used extra light but you can use EVOO)

Whipped Feta Directions:
Crumble the feta by hand and add to a food processor with the cream cheese. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Bruschetta Directions:
Preheat oven to broil. Spread a bit of whipped feta onto each piece of bread so it forms a thin layer (you don't want to see the bread through, but you don't want to go overboard). Add 1/2 of a tomato piece to each. Put under the broiler until the bread starts to get golden and the cheese spread starts to turn brown and bubble, about 5 minutes. As soon as you take the bruschetta out of the oven, drizzle each piece with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and basil (make sure each piece has a few strips of basil).

Enjoy!  :)