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July 8, 2015

Cucumber Bruschetta

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Cucumber Bruschetta tastes like tzatziki sauce and is the perfect appetizer for any warm weather celebration! Dress toasted baguette rounds with a Feta, Greek yogurt and dill sauce, before topping with fresh sliced cucumbers. Vegetarian and super easy to make the day of a celebration, this Cucumber Bruschetta is a dish everyone will adore.

Cucumber Bruschetta sits on a white platter, garnished with additional feta cheese and dill

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 Kitchen, 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.

Close up of Cucumber Bruschetta, served on a white platter

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 sauce with gusto.

Yeaaaaaaaah. That’s how my tastebuds roll.

Cucumber Bruschetta, served on a white platter, sits on a wooden background and is ready for enkoying

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.

Cucumber Bruschetta sits on a white platter, garnished with additional feta cheese and dill

Tips and Tricks for Making Cucumber Bruschetta

  • You can make the sauce up to a day in advance and store it in the fridge! However, you have to slice the cucumber, toast the baguette and put it all together the day-of your event.
  • Batching tip: I like to toast my baguette either in the toaster oven or a regular oven. If making a lot of this (and you totally should for a party–it won’t last long!), do it in the oven on a large baking sheet.
  • If you’re not a fan of feta, you could swap it for cotija cheese, as the flavor profiles are similar. (I don’t recommend swapping it for another type of cheese, as you’ll lose the essence of the tzatziki flavors.)
  • Not a fan of Greek yogurt? Sour cream would work in this recipe, too!

Pinterest collage of Cucumber Bruschetta, featuring two images of the final dish on a white platter

Dishes to Serve with Cucumber Bruschetta

Interested in making this app? Check out the recipe below…

Cucumber Bruschetta
Yield: 4 servings

Cucumber Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Cucumber Bruschetta tastes like tzatziki sauce and is the perfect appetizer for any warm weather celebration! Dress toasted baguette rounds with a Feta, Greek yogurt and dill sauce, before topping with fresh sliced cucumbers. Vegetarian and super easy to make the day of a celebration, this Cucumber Bruschetta is a dish everyone will adore.

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette, sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced

Sauce

  • 6 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • ¾ teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Toast the baguette slices.
  2. While the baguette is toasting, mix the feta, Greek yogurt, dill, olive oil, vinegar and spices in a small bowl, stirring until combined.
  3. When the baguette is ready, spread a dollop of the sauce onto each round.
  4. Top each a few slices of cucumber.
  5. Garnish with additional dill and feta cheese, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 bruschetta slices

Serving Size:

1 bruschetta slice

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 106 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 232mg Carbohydrates: 15g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

What kind of dish would you bring to Erica’s blogoversary celebration?

15 Comments

  1. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom

    I LOVE traditional Bruschetta–but you may have changed my heart to want to only this version from now on–well, at the least in the summer 🙂 looks great.

  2. Eileen

    This bruschetta sounds fantastic! You have to love highlighting the best summer veg. I would absolutely eat a plateful of these for a quick lunch on a hot day. 🙂

  3. Krysten

    Atcha’s tzatziki sauce? UGH, so good. I am totally there with you on dipping fries in tzatziki. I’ll dip just about anything into it.

  4. Holley Grainger

    I LOVE simple and delicious appetizers! This one is perfect for a summer gathering. Definitely pinning and making soon! Thanks!

  5. Nicole Keener

    This reminds me of the cucumber bread I used to eat as a kid, really simple but super delicious!

  6. Ashley

    This bruschetta is so fun! I have been making tzatziki so often lately – this sounds delicious!

  7. Alex from Sew, Simmer, and Share

    Um yes!! These little bruschetties look so delicious! I never thought to try cucumbers instead of tomatoes. Pinning for sure!

  8. Erin- Sixth Bloom

    GREAT recipe…I cannot wait to try this one…pinning it too!!

  9. Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake

    You already know how much I love you for this, right?? I have the best friends – thank you for being so awesome and making lil’ me a special snack! Now if only they’d hold over during shipping…<3 xoxoxo

  10. Felicia@Ingredient1

    Such a beautiful recipe! Is cucumber bruschetta the new avocado toast?!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Felicia! I don’t know if cucumber bruschetta is the new avocado toast, but I’d totally support it if it were!

  11. Kim

    Question – if I want to bring these over to someone else’s house, is it ok to make in advance? Or do I have to put together there?

    • Erin

      Hey Kim. I would prep this bruschetta at your house and put it together where you are going. I fear the Greek yogurt mix might make the bread a little soggy, so I would play it on the safe side. I hope that’s not too much trouble because this bruschetta is totally divine!

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