Toasted baguette rounds are dressed with a Feta/Greek yogurt/dill sauce, then topped with fresh sliced cucumbers. This Cucumber Bruschetta tastes like tzatziki and is the perfect appetizer to start any summer celebration.
I’m sharing this lovely appetizer today because there’s a celebration going on!
“A celebration?” you ask.
Heck, yes, it is.
My friend, Erica, who blogs over at The Crumby Cupcake, is celebrating her blog’s first birthday! I wanted to make something special to bring to the party, which she’s hosting over there this week. She’s already shared three amazing recipes AND giveaways, and I hope y’all will pop over there and give her some blogoversary love.
… I’ll wait for a moment while you head over there for a sec.
Since Erica is such a freakin’ incredible baker — no really, check out these gorgeous Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes she made for Lady Baby’s virtual baby shower — I wanted to make something for her blogoversary celebration that was a bit different.
Because while I love baking, Erica totally outclasses me with her skills.
But I’ve got skills, too.
Specifically, I have skills of transforming a dish I love into something else.
Aaaaaaaaaand this bruschetta? It tastes like tzatziki sauce.
Which, as y’all might know, is one of my favorite things. Honestly, I could probably eat tzatziki on anything savory, including sandwiches, sides and even salad.
I am, after all, the lady who has been known to dip french fries in the Mediterranean sauce with gusto.
Yeaaaaaaaah. That’s how my tastebuds roll.
So back to this Cucumber Bruschetta and away from my tastebuds.
Here’s how it goes: A baguette is sliced and toasted. Then you slice an English cucumber and mix up a combination of feta cheese, Greek yogurt and dill.
When the baguette is crisp, you slather the sauce onto the bread, then top with the cucumber slices. Then you sprinkle more feta cheese and dill on top and consume immediately!
Confession: I may or may not have eaten half a baguette in the making of this because, well, this bruschetta is darn delicious.
Interested in making this app? Check out the recipe below.
Author: Erin Parker Skinner, The Speckled Palate
Recipe type: Appetizer
- 1 French baguette, sliced
- 1 English cucumber, sliced
- 6 tablespoons feta cheese
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- ¾ teaspoons dried dill
- 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1½ tablespoons white distilled vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Toast the baguette slices.
- While the baguette is toasting, mix the feta, Greek yogurt, dill, olive oil, vinegar and spices in a small bowl, stirring until combined.
- When the baguette is ready, spread a dollop of the sauce onto each round.
- Top each a few slices of cucumber.
- Garnish with additional dill and feta cheese, and serve immediately.
What kind of dish would you bring to Erica’s blogoversary celebration?