A tasty treat of tomatoes, cheese, and capers on toasted bread. Linda’s own recipe that we serve to fellow wine lovers at our dinners.
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
How Do Italians Stay So Thin?
“Please, no more Bruschetta. I’ll be too full for dinner.”Said no one, ever, in history
Besides being able to trip over things that don’t exist, my other talent is to eat my body weight in Bruschetta. It has all four of the major food groups: Joy, Happiness, Love, and Toasted French Bread.
Linda Hornbaker, Co-Owner, Master Gardener, and Head Chef of Eden Hill, believes in a good dinner party. And the best parties start with this humble yet mesmerizing Italian appetizer. When Linda hauls out the French baguettes, goat cheese and capers, you know it’s going to be a really good dinner party.
It is my honor to present to you the best Bruschetta this side of the Tiber river. Linda’s Bruschetta. It has a name. And that name is “welcome to dinner”.
1 French baguette
3 ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon capers
Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, prepared
1 tablespoon finely diced onion
3/4 cup of goat cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese
Prepare the baguette and goat cheese
- Cut the baguette into 1/2 inch slices
- Brush slices with olive oil
- Place slices under low broiler until slightly brown, turn over and brown the other side
- Mix goat cheese and cream cheese and set aside
Make tomato relish
- Chop tomatoes into small pieces
- Add chopped fresh basil
- Add capers
- Add 2 tablespoons salad dressing, to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix together
Build the Bruschetta
- Spread cheese mixture on browned bread
- Top with tomato relish
- Enjoy the tasty appetizer!
Linda suggests pairing these wines with her Bruschetta.