While Rusks serve as a tasty substitute for bread to eat with lunch, dinner or as a snack with a hunk of cheese, a sliced tomato and a bit of wine, my favourite way to eat paximadia is in a bread salad from Crete called Dakos. This recipe is made using our Olympian Rusks. So delicious…thinking of it now makes my mouth water!


Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Dakos, rusks


  • Olympian Continental Rusks
  • Water or wine
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • A good slice of Omiros Feta Cheese
  • Respect Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • 1 tbsp Olives
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper


  • To make Dakos, dampen a rusk in water or wine, break it into bite-sized chunks, and place the chunks on a plate.
  • Onto the paximadia, heap chopped tomatoes, red onions and feta.
  • Top the lot with olive oil, capers and olives, perhaps even some chopped garlic and most definitely sea salt, pepper and oregano and you have Dakos.