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Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!

Ntakos (Cretan Tomato & Feta Rusks)

Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories per serving 216 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh tomatoes
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 handfuls black olives
  • 5,5 oz feta cheese (155 g)
  • 2 tbsp capers in brine
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 4 wholegrain rusks
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Clean and trim the tomatoes. Don’t deseed them. Chop the tomatoes up into rough chunks and add them to a clean blender.
  2. Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!
  3. Pulse a few times until you get a chunky and watery puree. Don’t blend it into a fine paste! Add a pinch of pepper and salt to taste.
  4. Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!
  5. Stir the tomatoes and put them in the fridge for now. Rinse the black olives and slice them up finely.
  6. Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!
  7. Crumble the feta cheese.
  8. Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!
  9. Rub the rusks very lightly (the raw garlic can quickly overpower the other flavors) and spread the chunky tomato tapenade on top. Sprinkle the tomato with a layer of crumbled feta cheese. Garnish with the sliced black olives and the salts capers. Season with the dried thyme and add a last sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and salt. Serve.
  10. Traditional Cretan ntakos: a rusk sandwich toast topped with the freshest ingredients such as tomatoes, feta cheese, capers and olives!