Recipe by Sharon123
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.
Top Review by Katzen
Spectacular! I'm dakos for dakos! How simple and yet so wonderful! I figure if this is what the food is like on Crete, I'm packing my bags! I followed Annacia's lead, and added a clove of minced garlic, and also added the olive oil (organic) into the tomato mixture, as I was sure I'd slip and pour on too much. I, too, used recipe #120469 to pair it with, which was divine together with it. I wasn't very successful in grating the tomatoes (I used two beautifully ripe plum tomatoes), so I de-seeded them and chopped them. My feta was herb & garlic. This is wonderful, and I absolutely recommed it, and will most certainly make it again and again! Recipeswapped during Veggie Swap 24. Thank you, Sharon!
- 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 tomatoes, 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)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the bread slices under the broiler and broil a few minutes on each side to toast golden brown.
- Grate 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.
- Spread the grated tomato on the bread and top with cheese. Sprinkle with pepper and a good amount of oregano, and drizzle with olive oil.
- Yield: 2-4 as a meze or appetizer.