I went on a vacation to Italy earlier this year, and one of the things I was most excited about was the pasta and pizza. Obviously, both of those foods were delicious, but I was surprised to find that there was another delicious treat that really blew me away: bruschetta.
I’d had bruschetta — toasty bread with some scrumptious toppings — before, but never like this. In the U.S., most bruschetta appetizers are just toasted bread with some sort of tomato mixture on top. I’d never realized there was such an array of yummy types of bruschetta.
As soon as I got back from vacation, I started looking for recipes. These three are my absolute favorites.
For the first, all you need is some cherry tomatoes, basil, and ricotta cheese. The second is just as easy, and only requires mozzarella, prosciutto, and a balsamic arugula mixture. For the third, you just mix together avocado, cherry tomatoes, basil, and cucumber, then put it on top a toasty baguette.
To see more in-depth instructions for one of the recipes, check out the recipe card below. And to learn how to make the other two, watch the video!
These bruschetta appetizers are the perfect recipes to serve your friends at your next dinner party (or to just eat on your own next time you’re in the mood).
- 1 Baguette
- 3 Tbsp. Olive oil
1⁄2Cup Cherry tomatoes, halved
1⁄2Cup Ricotta cheese
- Basil leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slice the baguette diagonally.
- Place the baguette slices on the grill, then brush with olive oil. Flip the bread and repeat.
- Pour tomatoes into a pan, then flip them flat.
- Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper.
- Spread ricotta cheese on baguette slices.
- Place a basil leaf on each piece of bread.
- Top with tomatoes.
- Serve and enjoy!
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