Tag: summer appetizer

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potato fries, then you’ll love Grilled Sweet Potatoes! I’ve always been a sweet potato fan whether they’re fried, baked or all dolled up in a holiday casserole, but grilling them puts it on a whole new level for me. Grilling not […]

Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Raise your hand if you could use a little more fruit in your life. Well our Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips is here to help you with that. Fruit Salsa makes the perfect appetizer or snack for summer because it’s so light and refreshing. […]

Best Ever Bruschetta

Best Ever Bruschetta

I have anxiously been awaiting this recipe…..ALL……SUMMER!!!!!! This recipe is EVERYTHING!!! It’s THE whole reason that I plant tomatoes and basil, so that I can have fresh bruschetta whenever I want. And now that moment is finally here!! I promise you, we will be making this recipe to death for the next few weeks at my house. And you know what….no one will mind! They won’t. It’s pretty much the quintessential end of summer appetizer.  The tomatoes are so fresh and juicy, the crostini is so crisp and crunchy, and the fresh garlic and basil gives it a little bite but in the best way! My absolute favorite way to enjoy it is with a breezy summer night, good friends, and a glass of wine. Doesn’t that sound fabulous right about now?!? It also pairs well as an appetizer to grilled pizza or your favorite italian dish, or sometimes we just eat it as a light afternoon snack! I can’t think of a better way to use up all those tomatoes. One bite and you’ll see why it’s the best ever!!

Here’s all you’ll need: tomatoes, basil, fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, sliced baguette (or french bread), salt, and pepper.

Rinse, seed, and chop tomatoes. Yep! These babies are homegrown.


Peel and mince fresh garlic. I secretly love how my fingers smell a little garlicky after chopping garlic.


Roughly chop fresh basil. I literally have enough basil in my garden right now to make about 100 batches of bruschetta! No really. I have one basil plant that is 3 feet high. Not exaggerating!


In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Gently stir to combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.


Slice baguette or french bread. I love to buy the pre sliced stuff at our grocery store to save time. Lightly brush bread with a touch more olive oil. Broil in the oven until lightly brown. Be sure to stay close. It will only take a few minutes.


Top toasts with the tomato mixture. Serve and enjoy!!


This recipe is so simple and delicious, there’s really no reason NOT to make it EVERY night!!


I don’t take small bites!! Obviously!! OMG!! SO GOOD!!!

Best Ever Bruschetta

September 6, 2017
: 6
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf unsliced French bread or baguette (or use pre sliced)
Directions
  • Step 1 Seed and chop tomatoes. Peel and mince garlic. Roughly chop basil.
  • Step 2 In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 3 Gently stir to combine all ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.
  • Step 4 Slice baguette or french bread. Lightly brush bread with a a small amount of olive oil. Broil in the oven 2-5 minutes or until toasted.
  • Step 5 Top toasts with bruschetta and enjoy!

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Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs

Colorful Caprese Salad Kebabs

This recipe is EVERYTHING!!! It’s 5 ingredients, it’s no bake, it’s simple, it’s easy to whip up, it can be made ahead of time, it’s impressive, it’s a crowd pleasing favorite, and it’s so versatile! You can bring it on a summer picnic in the […]

Grilled Nachos

Grilled Nachos

We LOVE to cook outside in the summertime!! No need to heat up the kitchen when we have a grill, a smoker (we’re on our second one because the first got so much use), and the Big Easy on hand. So when I came across […]