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Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!  

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on www.cookingwithruthie.com is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

I love Bruschetta!  It’s one of my all time favorite appetizers… especially in the summer when my garden is producing tomatoes like crazy!  If you don’t grow a garden or your tomatoes aren’t producing yet- make a quick run to the local farmers market to find vine ripe tomatoes.

Taleggio Cheese is a delicate cheese that has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavor is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang.  To lessen the aroma, let it air off unwrapped for about 20-30 minutes and then smear it on each toast and top with the bruschetta mixture!

Yield: 24

Bruschetta with Tallegio and Crostini

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on www.cookingwithruthie.com is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and de-seeded
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 12 whole basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • pinch of hot pepper flakes
  • pinch of black pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 baguette, cut into1 inch diagonal slices
  • 1 whole garlic clove sliced in half length wise and olive oil drizzle
  • small wedge Taleggio cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut tomatoes into small diced pieces.
  2. Add garlic, balsamic and red wine vinegar,
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Place sliced bread on half sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil and rub with peeled garlic bulb.
  5. Cook 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, turning once half way through.
  6. Serve with slice of Taleggio cheese, topped with tomato mixture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on www.cookingwithruthie.com is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

Taleggio Cheese and Bruschetta are an amazing flavor combination that everyone at your table with rave over!    You’ll love it too because it’s super simple to make which gives you more time at the table and less time in the kitchen.  The tomato mixture can be made in the morning and kept in the fridge until your company arrives.  The crostini’s can be toasted off early too- just cool them completely and store them in an air tight container until serving.

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on www.cookingwithruthie.com is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

Impress even the most picky guests with our Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini at your next dinner party!

Happy Wednesday!

Much Love and Peace~

Ruthie

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Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!

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