1/1 Photo of Dakos from the Island of Crete(Greece)
A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete, dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is often called "Greek bruschetta," and is easy to make with few ingredients. The original recipe calls for barley rusk, which is a really dry bread and is sprayed with water to moisten it. This recipe can be updated to use whatever rustic type bread you have on hand.
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- 1/2 of a large round of crusty country bread, cut in thick 1-inch slices (such as barley, artisan, whole grain, etc.)
- 1 large ripe tomato, coarsely grated (or 2 small-discard skin)
- 2 -3 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled (or aged myzithra)
- extra virgin olive oil
- fresh ground pepper
- Greek oregano (rigani)
- 1Place the bread slices under the broiler and broil a few minutes on each side to toast golden brown.
- 2Grate the tomato with a vegetable grater (or the large grate on a multi-grater) into a strainer over a bowl so most of the liquid drains off.
- 3Spread the grated tomato on the bread and top with cheese. Sprinkle with pepper and a good amount of oregano, and drizzle with olive oil.
- 4Yield: 2-4 as a meze or appetizer.
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Nutritional Facts for Dakos from the Island of Crete(Greece)
Serving Size: 1 (60 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 143.4
- Calories from Fat 25
- Total Fat 2.8 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 6.3 mg
- Sodium 340.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 1.5 g
- Protein 5.1 g