I am hooked on Mediterranean flatbreads topped with delicious toppings. A tasty snack for lunch, or to enjoy for breakfast with some fruit or alongside your eggs. You'll love how easy and delicious this recipe is!
Types of Mediterranean Flatbreads
There are different types of flatbreads that work great with this recipe, or you can use a thick slice of crusty bread. Here in Australia, they sell Turkish Pide bread (pronounced pee-day) which can be found in all supermarkets. Here are the breads that I use for this recipe.
- Pita Bread
- Greek Village Bread
- Persian Naan Bread
- Turkish Pide
- Sourdough Bread
Feta Flatbread with Olives
Feta Flatbread with Olives is an easy breakfast, lunch or snack. All you need is a creamy Feta Greek Feta Cheese and Black Olives. The ingredients are simple, you just need to use the right type of ingredients, which makes all the difference in flavor.
Not all Black Olives taste good! Avoid buying olives that are sold in cans, as they are tasteless and of poor quality. The best olives are Kalamata Olives that are sold in the deli by weight, or in glass jars packed in oil in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. Kalamata Olives are pure black either, but they have a purple tinge to them. these are the tastiest!
Greek Feta Cheese
Greek Feta sets the standard for Feta Cheese, which is where it comes from. Usually made with Sheep's milk, sometimes a bit of Goat's milk. Westernized Feta is now made with Cow's milk, and you might never had tasted real Feta Cheese before.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Use a good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and not the light stuff either! Use a fruity olive oil with a strong flavor profile, preferably cold pressed. Usually it has a darker green color, compared to light yellow oils which tend to taste more neutral.
Often people don't know how to eat flatbreads, other than the usual dips. I thought I'd share some of my favorite flatbread topping ideas.
- Slice it into soldiers and eat it with dips (Yogurt Garlic Sauce or Tzatziki)
- Switch it out with regular bread to make fancy sandwiches or wraps
- Crumble Greek Feta Cheese and drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar
- Toast flatbreads and drizzle with Olive Oil, and eat alongside soup
- Be generous when pouring it on your Toasted Turkish Pide Bread. Think of it like butter on toast, except it's easier to pour EVOO instead of buttering toast
- Substitute Greek Feta with Danish Feta for a creamier cheese
My supermarket Feta Flatbread is a tasty Mediterranean inspired snack. Ridiculously easy to make, ridiculously delicious. From Turkish bread to Focaccia, toast your favorite bread of flatbread as your base. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 1 Bread loaf or flatbreads
- Kalamata Olives sliced
- Feta Cheese
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Slice the Turkish Bread in half lengthways and toast until golden brown. If using Pita, cut into smaller bit size pieces before lightly toasting.
- Generously drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the toasted Turkish Bread
- Crumble Feta Cheese on the flatbread, topped with the sliced Kalamata Olives
- Serve immediately.