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Dakos: Cretan Meze (Ντάκος: Κρητικό μεζέ)

Cretan cuisine (Κρητική κουζίνα) - Dakos: Cretan Meze (Ντάκος: Κρητικό μεζέ)

A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete, dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is often called "Greek bruschetta," and is easy to make with few ingredients and no cooking.



  • 1/2 of a large round barley rusk
  • 1 large tomato, coarsely grated (discard skin)
  • 3 heaped tbsp of feta cheese, crumbled
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Greek oregano


  1. Run the rusk under a spray of water to moisten.
  2. Grate the tomato with a vegetable grater into a strainer over a bowl so most of the liquid drains off.
  3. Spread the grated tomato on the rusk and top with cheese. 
  4. Sprinkle with pepper and a good amount of oregano, and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. One rusk serves 1 as a light meal, 2-4 as a meze.

Enjoy your meal (Καλή όρεξη)

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