One of my favorite appetizers has got to be Bruschetta. It’s super easy and hard to dislike because of the simplicity. I also love that it has a bright, fresh flavor; you can eat a lot of it and not really feel all that full. Generally, I stick to a pretty classic recipe, but every so often I will do something to mix it up. Variations for me tend to come from using a flavored balsamic or olive oil to give it a subtle pop of flavor.
To me, bruschetta is an awesome party food. It requires minimal prep work and if you want you can just do a self-serve set up so you don’t even have to assemble them yourself. I also like to use grape or cherry tomatoes since they are small and provide a really nice pop. All you have to do is halve or quarter them and done!
- 1 Pint Cherry or Grape Tomatoes halved or quartered
- 6 Basil Leaves julienned
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 1/4 Cup Goat Cheese crumbled
- 3 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Baguette 1/2 Thick Slices
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and rub with some crushed garlic (crushed to release the oils). Bake for 10 minutes or so until toasted.
- Combine all of the topping ingredients in a bowl. Done!!