Tomato and feta toast is the way many Greeks start their day. A very simple breakfast or even snack of bread, grilled or not, drizzled with olive oil, topped with vine-ripened tomato, feta, oregano and more olive oil. Simple, easy, and so delicious!
Enjoy this tomato and feta toast, the Greek way to start the day.
We don’t know about you, but for us, mornings are a marathon. We are up early, and from the time our feet reluctantly make contact with the floor, we are running. Whether we are tending to the pets, the kids, the spouses, or, imagine this…ourselves…it seems that the morning whizzes by. Getting out the door in time leaves us exhausted and ready for bed again, immediately. This tomato and feta toast comes to the rescue pretty often!
Mornings like this mean that breakfast needs to be quick, easy, and hopefully, nutritious. And that means that many mornings we turn to this tomato and feta toast. It can be put together in under 2 minutes (we’ve timed it), and more importantly, it is so delicious that it is often
inhaled eaten in under 2 minutes too.
Why this recipe works
Talk about simple! There is no easier way to start the day than to use a few simple ingredients and put them together to create something delicious. The freshness of the tomato, the tanginess of the Greek feta and the richness that comes from the olive oil cannot be beat.
Using a thick slice of country or village bread, or any think bread, is perfect. It absorbs the olive oil that is drizzled on it, as well as the tomato juices which are released. This is a perfect situation!
Finally, this is the type of breakfast or snack that you can make loads of to feed a crowd. Imagine a platter filled with tomato and feta toast! I have often served this as part of a breakfast or brunch buffet, and let me tell you…it is one of the first things to go!
Everything you need to make this easy tomato and feta toast!
Bread – The bread is the base, literally, of this recipe. You want a thick slice of bread which can hold all the toppings easily without breaking apart.
Tomato – Vine-ripened tomatoes taste just fantastic! There really is nothing that beats them!
Feta – I always use Greek feta which is made from sheep’s milk, or a combination of sheep and goat milk. This produces real feta which is tangy, creamy, and so delicious.
Oregano – Dry Greek oregano has a flavour and aroma that you can’t find with any other oregano. I am fortunate to get my oregano directly from family in Greece, but you can also purchase great Greek oregano in many Mediterranean markets, or even online.
Olive oil – What I like to call liquid gold! Greek olive oil is fruity, a deep green colour and it tastes so good you can literally eat it with a spoon!
If you don’t have the exact ingredients that I use to make my tomato and feta toast you can still enjoy a variation on this simple breakfast which will be delicious.
If you don’t have country or village bread, any other loaf of bread will do as well. Just be sure to cut slices which are about 1 inch thick. Alternatively, if you have thinner pre-sliced bread you can use that too but you really should toast that one so that it holds the toppings better.
If you cannot find dry Greek oregano you can consider using dry mint or even fresh basil.
How to make
- Slice your bread into 1 inch thick slices
- Wash and dry your tomatoes. Slice them into 1/4 inch thick rounds
- Cut your feta into slices
If desired, grill or toast your bread until crisp and browned on both sides. Depending on the bread you are using you can either do this in a toaster, on a dry skillet on the stovetop, or in the oven. You can also grill your bread on an outdoor grill, the way I do when we make our grilled bread.
You can also leave your bread ungrilled.
Drizzle your bread with olive oil.
Top your bread with tomato slices (enough to cover the bread) and feta (as much as you like).
Sprinkle the top with dry oregano and drizzle with more olive oil.
Some people might say that this is not really even a recipe…it’s more assembly instructions. They may be right about that, but I still think that there are some helpful hints that you can do to make your tomato and feta toast the best it can be!
Use as much as you like!
What you will note in the list of ingredients is that there is no quantity of feta listed; indeed, use as much as you like and don’t worry much about it. Mornings are stressful enough!
Use fresh produce
Of course, use the freshest tomatoes you can find. Vine-ripened tomatoes straight from the garden are ideal, but any gorgeous tomato will do.
Use the best feta
Good quality Greek feta will make all the difference. Although Greek feta is usually more expensive than feta made with cow’s milk, it really is essential.
If you want to change up your Greek tomato and feta toast, here are a few ideas that I think sound great!
Create a Greek avocado toast by layering mashed avocado on your toast before you add the tomato slices and feta. This will add creaminess, nutrition and will make your breakfast more hearty.
Add sliced hard-boiled eggs
For an added kick of protein boil some eggs for 10 minutes and then slice them into rounds. Layer these on top of your toast before adding the tomato.
Make a tomato and feta sandwich
Instead of making this recipe as an open-faced toast, create a sandwich. Simply make one of the toasts as directed and then top it with another piece of bread that has been drizzled with olive oil. This will make eating this breakfast on the go much easier and much less messy!
What to serve with
I love to serve this to my family for breakfast, or as a mid-afternoon snack. It also works really well as part of a breakfast or brunch buffet. There are so many things that go great with this recipe.
These eggs are amazing guys! I am totally addicted to them. To make my Greek-style hard boiled eggs you basically boil eggs for 10 minutes and cut them in half. Then you drizzle them with olive oil, add some crumbled feta, oregano and lemon juice! They are amazing!
If you really want to have Greece on the table, serve the tomato and feta toast with a side of horta. Horta are cooked dandelion greens that I top with olive oil and either lemon juice or vinegar. So simple, so nutritious, so good!
Frequently asked questions
Why are my tomatoes mealy and bland?
The biggest mistake that people make with their tomatoes is that they store them in the refrigerator. Tomatoes hate the cold! Even the most delicious vine-ripened tomatoes will deteriorate if you keep them in the fridge. Store your tomatoes on the counter top to preserve their vibrant flavour and juicy texture.
Why is my olive oil tasteless?
Unfortunately, not all olive oil is created equal. In order to cut costs, it has been reported that many companies dilute their olive oil with other cheaper oils, like canola or vegetable oil. Real, pure olive oil will have a green hue and will taste amazing. It will taste fruity and floral. Do your research when purchasing olive oil and try to find suppliers that have a good reputation and are trustworthy. Good Greek olive oil costs more, but you get what you are paying for.
How should I store my feta?
When you buy feta it often comes in a brine. This is a salt solution that the feta sits in to keep it fresh. Do not exchange this brine for water! Keep your feta submerged in the brine and it will last for several weeks in the refrigerator.
Related tomato and feta recipes
If you are looking for more ways to enjoy tomato and feta in the mornings, I have these amazing suggestions for you!
I just love to prepare these red pepper and tomato egg muffins for breakfast or brunch. They are so simple, and they are the perfect pack and go breakfast when mornings are rushed!
This is such an amazing omelette that is a great option when fresh tomatoes are not available. I teach you how to make the perfect omelette. This omelette with feta and sun-dried tomatoes is so good and filling that I sometimes serve this for a light lunch or supper with a side salad like maroulosalata, the classic Greek lettuce salad.
Yum! This classic Greek flatbread is so delicious. I just love it, and so does everyone that I serve it to. It is simple a perfect dough topped with slices of tomato, some red onions, olive oil and oregano. You can certainly add feta to the top as well if you like. I love ladenia for breakfast, lunch, and a snack!
For one person you will likely use 2 slices of bread, 4 slices of tomato and as much feta as you like! This recipe is really one that you can adjust to suit your tastes, and hunger!
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Tomato and feta toast
- 2 slices thick country bread cut into 1 inch thick slices
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium size tomato sliced into rounds
- 2 - 4 pieces feta
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
- If time permits, and if this is your preference, toast your 2 slices thick country bread. This is optional, as un-toasted bread will be just as delicious.2 slices thick country bread
- Drizzle your bread with 1 tbsp olive oil. Top with slices of tomato. Top the tomato with slabs of feta. Top that with some dried Greek oregano and some more olive oil.1 tbsp olive oil, 1 medium size tomato, 2 - 4 pieces feta, 1/2 teaspoon dried Greek oregano