Mediterranean Bruschetta with Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

Make this Mediterranean Bruschetta with Lemon Goat Cheese Spread appetizer that is sure to be a fan favorite!
Course Appetizer, side, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 2845kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 1 1/2 loaf of ciabatta bread sliced into small crostini's
  • 2 ounces of unsalted butter
  • 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 3 cups of assorted cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup of sliced Nicoise olives
  • 1/2 small diced small red onion
  • 3 tablespoons of chiffonade fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 ounces of softened goat cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl combine the butter and garlic and brush one side of the sliced of ciabatta bread. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven on 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Next, in a separate small bowl whisk together the goat cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano and salt and pepper until combined and set aside.
  • In another large bowl mix together tomatoes, olives, onions, basil, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper until completely combined.
  • To Plate: spread a small amount of the goat cheese spread onto a ciabatta crostini with a tablespoon of the tomato olive mixture on top. Enjoy!


Calories: 2845kcal | Carbohydrates: 364g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 122g | Saturated Fat: 52g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 5144mg | Potassium: 1334mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5320IU | Vitamin C: 109.9mg | Calcium: 509mg | Iron: 11.3mg