Friday, February 18, 2011

Bruschetta ~ Semi - Homemade

Here is an easy appetizer you can make without much thought put into it! and I will assure you that it willl come out perfect each time.
When we order bruschetta in a restuarant, we might be skeptical of how much fat it is put on it!. When we make it at home we are able to control that.
I just like to make it semi-home made so that the true flavors are captured. You can surely go ahead and make it completely at home, but using a few ingredients from outside will surely save you time.

Main thing in making bruschetta is choosing the perfect crusty bread. Choose any good
crusty bread like french bread, bagette...etc.,.
Its an easy appetizer to make for large parties or as a snack at home. My kids like to chomp down on the crusty bread. I use only little bit of the tomato and cheese mix on the top for them!


1 french bread bagette. cut into slices

1/2 bottle bottled bruschetta sauce (I used Trader Joe's)

marinated mozarella cheese or balls, chopped or sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves or parsley leaves
crushed red pepper (optional)
olive oil or olive oil spray
garlic clove or garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Arrange the slices on a cookie sheet or tray.
Spray or brush with olive oil.
Rub with garlic clove or sprinkle a of pinch garlic powder on each slice.

Mix the chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves (or parsley leaves), crushed red pepper and cheese.
Spoon onto each slice.
Heat in the oven for about 10 mins.
Serve warm as a snack or appetizer.

Sending this to Kid's delight - Restuarant recreation, brainchild of Srivalli, guest hosted by Champa of Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen.

And also to Pari's 'Only event' - Cooking with Bread


  1. Ah! This looks lovely, I would love to have a bite.

  2. I am coming across many bruschetta recipes lately and its tempting me to try...

  3. Very recently I made this and njoyed and u made wanting more

  4. wow what a lovely brushetta....

  5. This is looking so nice colour too.

  6. Those looks super delectable, Smitha - YUM

  7. Woww am inviting myself to ur place to enjoy those irresistible brushcettas...tempting!

  8. Smitha. they look awesome.. amazing colors on them.. bookmarked!

  9. WOW very tempting bruschettta's.

  10. superb!! seeing ur pic i bet it would been tasty!

  11. Fun n tasty..perfect party appetizers :)

    US Masala

  12. Lovely bruschetta! I'm done with mine, can I have a bite from your, Smitha...?

  13. Delicious clicks Smitha and wonderful recipe too :)

  14. Smitha, this looks so good. First time here and you have a nice collection of recipes.

  15. very pretty they look. Perfect starters :-)


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