Appetizers for your dinner party
Updated: Dec 31, 2018
Always the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to delicious soup, there’s a good reason why bruschetta is a very popular #appetizer. Besides being super simple to make and loaded with flavor, bruschetta is richly satisfying and easy to adapt with fresh herbs, prosciutto, vegetables, and cheese.
I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start. - Ina Garten
Whether a small dinner party, or a large crowd, nothing beats a simple, fresh tomato and olive bruschetta when you need a quick pick-me-up a few hours before. It’s classy, easy to pick up, and the guests drool over its good flavor. Easy to prepare and bursting with summer flavors that make a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. Bruschetta is one of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of summer.
•1 (8-ounce) loaf French bread (baguette)
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 (10-ounce) cherry red tomatoes, seeded and chopped
•1/4 cup chopped, pitted ripe olives
•3 tablespoons sliced green onion
•1 clove garlic, minced
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•2/3 cup finely shredded Mozzarella cheese
1. Cut bread into 3/8-inch-thick slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 425°F oven 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp and light brown, turning once.
2. For topping, stir together tomatoes, olives, green onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, and pepper.
3. To assemble, top each toasted slice with a little Mozzarella cheese, then about 1 tablespoon of tomato topping.
Bruschetta is one of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of summer.
Bon Appétit !