Last night I made this Red Hot Bruschetta for my "Red Carpet" Oscar Party. Spicy sweet flavors in vibrant color tones of red. Roasted red peppers, fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, spicy red harissa, healthy extra virgin olive oil and a hint of zesty lemon juice.
Bruschetta is an easy elegant appetizer that you can whip up in a snap. Add a platter of this bruschetta to your coffee table and turn your casual night at home into something swanky...
This Red Hot Bruschetta is spicy-sweet with tons of flavor. Plus this bite is quite healthy since it is made with fresh ingredients, lots of garlic and heart-healthy olive oil. Dive in!
Red Carpet Ready Red Hot Bruschetta
makes 6 pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled/sliced thin
5 baby or cherry tomatoes, diced
1 large roasted red pepper, sliced thin
handful of fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp spicy harissa (or sub with red pepper flakes or cayenne)
dash of ground black pepper
dash of salt
1/4 a baguette, sliced into 3/4″ rounds (enough for 6 slices)
olive oil for toasting bread
1. Toast the bread in a splash of olive oil until the edges crisp and brown. Set aside.
2. Chop your ingredients. Combine in a bowl.
3. Plate your bruschetta by spooning a Tbsp of mixture over each bread slice. Serve! Pour extra mixture in a separate bowl with a spoon or make a few more rounds.
More of my bruschetta recipes to try:
Mango Pepper Bruschetta (tomato free!)
Shiitake Balsamic Mushroom Bruschetta
Posted by Kathy on 2/28/2011