Cretan Dakos

Cretan Dakos

A delicious salad or light meal? How about a traditional Cretan Dakos! It is similar to an Italian bruschetta but….dare I say, tastier!


  • One rusk (you will be able to find the traditional Cretan rusk at an international Deli or at a local supermarket if you live in Greece. The official name is“kritharokouloura”)
  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 100grams of Feta Cheese
  • Olive oil, salt and oregano
  • a few whole capers (optional)


  1. Rusks need to be soaked slightly, so pass it under a running tap just enough to add moisture and set aside in a deep plate.
  2. Dice up your tomato into small cubes and set aside.
  3. Now, the success to a Dakos is to layer all the ingredients correctly.
  4. The steps are:
  5. Olive oil – salt – oregano – tomato. Repeat this 2 times and then to top off your plate, crumble the Feta on top with a sprinkle of oregano and you are done! This is so simple and healthy and so filling that it can even substitute a meal! Enjoy!