Easy Bruschetta Recipe Lunch Idea
Mon 10th, Mar, 2014
Good morning from Beach Cottage Land and a lovely little brushchetta recipe today!
This is a gorgeous quick little bruschetta recipe lunch idea – now I love bruschetta and I love bread so really it’s a win win with any bruschetta recipe for me. I’ve tried lots of different brushchetta ideas, tips and recipes over the years and you can’t really beat the traditional Italian route for bruschetta with simple just picked tomatoes, a drenching in olive oil, a smattering of garlic and lots of salt and pepper…bruschetta for me is the ultimate in casual food and perfect when friends are over for lunch or really when just alone in the house and wanting something a bit more than the regular weekday sandwich – no fancy dining, no performance involved, no finicky arranging, just good bread, good produce, a bit of sprinkling and some layering…
I have found in my bruschetta dabbling that there is something that tends to either grow profusely or be super cheap when it’s in season that makes bruschetta wonderful and that would be the humble courgette, which you may know as the humble zucchini. The first time I tried this I had a glut of courgettes in the fridge and not much else, save my standard goat’s cheese and a few other scary looking things in the bottom of the salad drawer. I googled easy zucchini recipes, and was actually hoping for something to feed the ravenous crew that live with me, but somehow I found myself much more interested in the bruschetta recipes that came up…long story short there was a recipe for courgette on toast, fancied up being called a zucchini bruschetta recipe…hmmm sounded nice so I tried it and it’s been with me ever since.
Best thing about this? It’s tasty but healthy and unless you start pouring olive oil in gallons onto the toast pretty much not too bad for the wobbly bits at the top of your thighs or indeed upper arms…and it’s one of those recipes that feels kinda naughty and but actually isn’t when you get down and dirty with it. I love those recipes.
This bruschetta recipe has a bit of a twist – it’s made with Rye bread (I used and loved Woolworths Select award winning Seeded Rye & Quinoa bread, find it here) – this bread gives it a bit of an extra oomph at the same time as upping all the healthy bits and bobs we need at the same time as still just being easy sliced bread if you know what I mean…plus it has pumpkin and sunflower seeds and quinoa…
Easy Brushcetta Recipe
1 courgette very thinly sliced lengthways
1/2 a red chili sliced into rounds
1 clove of garlic sliced lengthways in half
2 tbsp goat’s cheese
few fresh herbs
salt & pepper
1. pop your courgette/zucchini in a griddle pan with a small amount of oil until browned
2. toast your bread
3. liberally rub the bread with the garlic
4. spread goat’s cheese & zucchini on bread & top with chili
5. season with salt and pepper
Enjoy your lunch ladies, I will be!