Slothful Sundays: Feta & Lemon Topped Bruschetta

recipe

Feta Lemon Dip

You see it's completely free on a cruise and I am an unashamed room service nut. Usually in the morning I have a cup of tea and I'm good until around noon. I know people say that you should never skip breakfast but I do and I feel better for it. I don't know why and I know so many people who would collapse with hunger without it. On a cruise you can't make tea in your room, you need to order it from room service and we figured that once we ordered tea we may as well order fruit. Except well I don't eat a lot of fruit (except in cakes, #thisiswhyyourefat :P) but Mr NQN loves it so we ordered some. And then I'd order an omelette.

Feta Lemon Dip

On that fifth day I stopped ordering breakfast and after a couple of days my clothes started to fit again. But I do love breakfast and brunch food. Just around noon. I recently came across Marissa's recipe for feta and lemon bruschetta. I always love her recipes and I knew that I wanted to save this recipe for weekend brunch.

I've read recently that the trend of brunching is dead in New York but take a look around Sydney and you'll see that it is well and truly alive. But if you don't feel like extending a leg outdoors, then may I offer you this 5 minute breakfast fix? I used reduced fat feta but I'd recommend a creamy Danish feta for this recipe. It is a great spread for crackers when entertaining and it keeps for a few days in the fridge. That is of course, if it lasts that long ;)

So tell me Dear Reader, what do you eat for breakfast? Is it something hot like eggs or toast or something cold like cereal and fruit?

Feta Lemon Dip

Feta & Lemon Bruschetta

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 200g/7ozs Danish or a creamy feta (you can also use low fat although the texture will not be as smooth and you may have to add more oil)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 60ml/2ozs. extra virgin olive oil, divided in half
  • 4 slices your favourite bread
  • Red pepper flakes

Step 1 - Place the garlic clove in a food processor and chop finely. Add the feta, lemon juice and olive oil and process. You can leave this a bit chunky for texture or blitz it until smooth.

Step 2 - Drizzle some oil on the slices of bread and grill. Top with the feta mix and then grate a little lemon zest on top and add the red pepper flakes.