BRUSCHETTA WITH ROASTED GARLIC

We tasted a bruschetta like this years ago that we never forgot. This is our girls’ favorite! It makes a really fun meal for two people. Use as an appetizer anytime. For other traditional bruschetta recipes that are just as delicious, see my first book. xo

 

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BRUSCHETTA WITH ROASTED GARLIC

Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 whole garlic pod roasted olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 small red tomato diced
  • 1 small yellow tomato diced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 3 Tablespoon pecans minced
  • 6 slices Italian bread ¼ inch thick

Instructions

  • 1. Peel the dry skin off the garlic pod. Slice off the top of the garlic, to expose each clove. Place in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle the top of each clove with olive oil. Lightly salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast at 400° about 30 to 40 min. When done the clove will feel soft when squeezed.
  • 2. In a small bowl mix together the tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, basil, salt and pepper to taste. The tomato mixture is served at room temperature. Set aside.
  • 3. Heat oven to 450°. Mold the goat cheese into a 3-inch round. Coat goat cheese on all sides with pecans. Place on a foil-lined shallow baking pan. Drizzle cheese lightly with olive oil. Bake until warm.
  • 4. Drizzle both sides of the bread slices generously with olive oil, coarse salt, and fresh ground black pepper. Place on a separate baking sheet and place in a 450° oven. Bake, flipping once until both sides are toasted light-brown.
  • 5. To serve - use a platter and place the garlic on one side. Put the tomato mixture into a small cup and place by the garlic. Place the cheese next to the bread. Serve while the garlic, cheese and bread are warm.
  • 6. Each person creates his/her own bruschetta by spreading the warm garlic on the bread. Then the warm cheese. Top with the tomato basil mixture. Enjoy!

Notes

Variation: If you don’t care for goat cheese, try using ricotta cheese. If you
want to make this meal an event, use a table top grill and grill the bread
over hot coals right on the table.

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