Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, basil, olives and feta

Neil Perry
An easy dinner party starter.
An easy dinner party starter. 

Bruschetta is an easy dinner party starter or a great light dinner accompanied by olive tapenade, ricotta or slices of cured meat. Instead of ciabatta, try a sliced baguette or olive or rosemary bread. Add sea salt to the bread when grilling.


8 thin slices of ciabatta bread

extra virgin olive oil, to brush and serve

2 cloves garlic, halved

2 punnets cherry tomatoes, washed, halved

20 pitted green Sicilian olives, halved

Small handful basil leaves, washed

200g Greek or Bulgarian feta, crumbled

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper



Heat char grill to high.

Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil and grill until char marks appear. Rub each piece with a garlic half.

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, basil, extra virgin olive oil and season to taste.

Top bread with the tomato mix, crumbled feta and an extra drizzle of olive oil.