Recipe: Traditional Italian Bruschetta

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Traditional Bruschetta

Hello everyone,

Today a few of my friends are hosting a game night. I offered to bring an appetizer since the hosts are graciously handling the main the course – a DIY pasta bar!

Keeping with the Italian food theme, I’ve opted to bring a quick and easy traditional Italian bruschetta with a drizzled balsamic glaze and freshly grated vegan mozzarella cheese.

I promise this is a simple, but delicious treat that’s easy to whip up for your next potluck or hostess event.Full recipe and instructions are below.

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

P.s. My apologies for the slightly grainy photos. I had to take them with my iPhone rather than my Nikon for this post.


 

 

Recipe: Traditional Italian Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, roasted and crushed
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil, sliced
  • Vine-on or Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Vegan mozzarella, fresh grated
  • Balsamic glaze (or balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to make your own)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
    • Chop the ends off 3-5 garlic cloves and peel the outside paper.
    • Place in a piece of tin foil, and drizzle with olive oil.
    • Roast the garlic for 30-40 minutes until it is slightly brown, but not burnt. While you roast the garlic, prep the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chop the tomatoes in half and scoop out the guts.
    • Slice the tomatoes into strips and then cut them into small square pieces.
  • Rinse ~8 large leaves of basil.
    • Roll the basil leaves and chop them into small slices.
  • Mix the basil and tomatoes.
  • Once the garlic is done roasting, crush it and then mince the firm parts.
  • Combine the crushed garlic with the tomato and basil mixture.
  • Place small spoonfuls of the mixture on olive oil drizzled baguette slices or mini crackers/ crostinis.
  • Lastly, drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  • Enjoy! Mangia! Mangia!

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