FETA, RADISHES, WATERCRESS & MINT TOASTS I always struggle with appetizers. I think I’m not good at them and I think I repeat things too much. I always want to make something different, but it has to be easy. You know how it is, you read all these great sounding recipes and you want to make them all and then the day of, or mid-way through your party menu, you realize, uh oh, this is just too much! You’ve been there? Well this simple recipe of feta, radishes, watercress and mint toasts is really perfect! It’s different, delicious, has wonderful fresh bursts of flavor, and a contrast of textures with the crunchiness of the radishes, the creaminess of the feta, the chewiness of the peasant bread, and then there’s that surprise burst of mint that is so refreshing. And most importantly, it’s easy. Is it hard to tell I like this? FETA, RADISHES, WATERCRESS AND MINT TOASTS – serve 8 – adapted from Food & Wine ½ bunch watercress, thick stems discarded 16 – 24 fresh mint leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of peasant bread, sliced in half 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 3 – 5 radishes, thinly sliced (use a hand mandoline) 4 oz. French feta cheese, at room temperature Heat a cast-iron grill pan or two large skillets. Brush the bread with 1/4 cup of olive oil and grill over high heat, turning once, until toasted. Spread the feta on top of the toasts, distribute radish slices, top with watercress and two to three mint leaves on each. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle very lightly with salt and fresh ground pepper and serve. For more recipes like this one, visit me at my website LOVE- the secret ingredient. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.