Rosemary and Olive Focaccia

Focaccia is usually known to be from Italy, but here is a Greek vegan version that I have been making for many years.  This works great for sandwiches, cut length wise.  One of my favorite sandwiches to make with this focaccia is layers of eggplant fried in olive oil, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, slices of feta, topped with oregano, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I also like to serve this topped with and of our vegan pesto recipe and a slice of tomato.  And, of course, it is quite good on it’s own.  Enjoy!

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary

Rosemary and Olive Focaccia

Koula Barydakis
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 146 kcal


  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh rosemary, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix flour, yeast, oregano, sugar, salt, olive oil and water in a bowl. Knead until dough is soft (at least 5 minutes).  Cover with a warm, moist towel and put in a warm place until dough has doubled in size (about an hour).
  • Spread dough on a baking (cookie) tray, pressing lightly so that it is flat and even.
  • Oil dough. Make little cavities throughout dough by pressing down with your fingers. Place olives and rosemary in cavities.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve hot.


Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 305mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Koula Barydakis
Koula Barydakis was born into a long tradition of eating and living Mediterranean on the Greek island of Crete. She is a chef who has worked in many of the top restaurants in Crete and in Greek Town in Toronto, Canada. Koula is the co-author of “Foods of Crete, Traditional Recipes of the Healthiest People in the World” and is currently completing her second cookbook. Koula teaches cooking classes to tourists in Crete and has been hired to teach classes in other countries as well.
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