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Friday, April 05, 2013

Italian Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Italian bruschetta is a simple appetizer that can be served warm.It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil.The variations can be many to the toppings which includes beans,tomatoes,cured meat or cheese.This can be served as a snack too.We can toast the bread slices in the oven and add the toppings.I have used goat cheese in this recipe,read about the health benefits of goat cheese in my previous post of goat cheese tartlettes.Try n Enjoy as a quick appetizer for parties or just as snack at home !!!


Ingredients
italian loaf slices7-8
olive oil 2-3 tbsp
tomato grape/roma cubed
black olives 15 pitted
goat cheese /chevre 1/2
oregano a pinch
fresh basil leaves (few) /dried basil 2tsp
garlic clove 1
salt
pepper


Method
  • Arrange the italian bread slices in a a tray and pour a gash of olive oil on them.Repeat the same by reversing the other side.
  • In the meantime,leave the goat cheese on the counter top to come to room temperature.smooth it out spreadabale using a knife or spoon.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and toast the bread for 7-8 minutes until lightly toasted.Increase time if you wish a charred bread.
  • Allow the bread to cool and rub the garlic clove on all slices.Scoop a tsp of goat cheese and smooth it out on the bread slice.
  • If you are using dried basil,then add on the top of the cheese.In the mean time,Add the chopped tomatoes,halved olives,pepper powder,salt,pinch of oregano and a tsp of olive oil.Scoop a tsp of mixture on the bread slices and Serve warm !!


Servings~ 7-8

NOTES
* If you are using fresh basil leaves,top it above the chopped tomato topping.
* If you don't like the flavor of goat cheese,use mozarella cubes instead.
* You can use french baguette too instead of Italian loaf.I have used Italian loaf in this recipe.
* You can have different variations to this recipe using chick peas,cooked chicken instead of this mix.


Sending this to Flavors of Cuisine-Italian,hosted by Priya @ Priya's Versatile Recipes


32 comments:

Jeya Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

never tasted bruschetta...sounds great...thanks for the visual treat...

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is hi fi...!!!

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely dish

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your simple, quick and honest bruschetta. Bruschettas are always a dashing snack!! The first time I tasted, was in Little Italy restaurant in Bangalore and loved them! The toppings were corn, tomato, olives and capsicum with some cheese!
Any day!

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie !that looks so sppetizing..feeling hungry now :)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

love bruschetta....nice clicks

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy bruschettas

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely appetizer Julie!

Chitz said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely... Looking perfect.. Great appetisers to a party :)

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect party started dear.
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Gayathri Ramanan said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..lovely bruschetta with goat cheese on top..protein packed dish

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum.

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

nice cliks n its tempting..perfect 4 kids specially.
maha

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really nice :-)

Aparna

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Beauty of simple goodness...

Apu said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tempting and so healthy with the tomatoes.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so colourful !!!
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Rita Bose said... Best Blogger Tips

Bruschetta looks really yummy!! :)
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Nice one, like their seasoning...

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Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

vah reh vah what a dish....love this

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious appetizer Julie...love the clicks..

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious, my family really enjoys these!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks Julie, a healthy starter..

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely starter, beautiful bruschetta..

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

nice starter.. I always wanted to try goat cheese... never get to it yet :-).. You hv tempted me to try faster

Sapana Behl said... Best Blogger Tips

Goat cheese my favorite. I will give it a try!

Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

My favourite and loos very delicious...

Follow Foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious
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Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple & tasty recipe with few ingredients!! I'm loving it :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

These look wonderful Julie..definitely a crowd pleaser

Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and perfect Julie :-)

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and easy!