Friday, October 17, 2008

Bruschetta


This is a great tasting bruschetta spread that is easy to make.
Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces whole milk ricotta
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, chopped
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 loaf crusty bread, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Method:
  1. Mix all ingredients except bread and lemon juice together and empty into serving bowl.
  2. Grill or broil bread slices until golden brown.
  3. Lightly brush the browned bread slices with lemon juice. 
  4. Arrange the spread and bread on a serving platter to serve.




















8 comments:

  1. Ellen, here is the link to the recipe on Foodnetwork in case anyone was interested in the actual quantities:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/mediterranean-bruschetta-recipe2/index.html

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  2. Ellen, this looks delicious..yum yum!
    Wish my bank had a TV for customers to watch..sure would help when in line ups!

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  3. Thanks for the link Michelle! If I knew how to edit my post on blogger I'd add the link. I did add the link on my blog :0)

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  4. I like that...thanks so much for sharing!

    And I like your serving platter as well...but I guess we can't share that.

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  5. Yum....I love bruschetta toppings! Great for company and those friday evenings when no one really wants a big meal but lots of choices for munching! This looks great! I agree with Betty....TV at the bank?!!! Wow...not in my little town....more like country music on the mp3 player strapped to the ears of the person next in line! :)

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  6. wow - that's creative! having been raised in an Italian family, I can honestly say I have never seen a bruschetta that looks like that - it was always just tomatoes, olive oil, basil, salt and garlic. Pine nuts were kind of expensive but now more affordable. Sometimes we put cheese on top (like romano or parmesan). I never saw a creamy bruschetta like this before but then - it's like any other dish like this: lots of personal variations from the traditional version.

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  7. I absolutely LOVE bruschetta, but have never seen it made with ricotta cheese. This looks interesting and very tasty! I'll have to try it sometime.

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  8. I am always looking for another Bruschetta recipe!

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