Red , White and Bruschetta..
Fourth of July take 2…a simple, intriguing and delightful appetizer. I love bruschetta as I do many foods, but something about the simplicity of this dish that I love. It showcases the natural flavors of all the fresh ingredients. I’ve been making this dish for years with the exception of one new ingredient, the blueberries. I decided to play around with an oldie but goodie and was obviously inspired by the red, white and blue madness that is July 4th. The blueberry works in this dish, it adds to the tangyness of the tomatoes and the salty feta cheese. You get a little of everything, sweet, salt, sour and bitter. I love it! For those who are not huge blueberry fans omit them. This dish is just as good without the berries.
Red, White and Blue Bruschetta
1 loaf italian bread
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes chopped in half
3/4 cup blueberries
1 tsp olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic
black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to broil.
Slice bread into 1/2 inch thick slices. Lightly brush both sides of the slices of bread with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 7 to 10 mins or until golden brown. Remove from oven and rub one side of bread with garlic. Allow to cool before topping.
Mix tomatoes, blueberries, 1 tsp olive oil, feta cheese and black pepper together in a bowl. Place a spoonful unto each slice and enjoy!
How festive and delicious! love it. best, s
This is so pretty. I’d imagine that the feta compliments the tomatoes and blueberries perfectly.
What an interesting combination, looks delish. I have to try this!
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That is such a wonderful and beautiful creation!! I love blueberries and feta! yum!
This is a delicious looking treat. What a great idea! We had beautiful fireworks in our area. Happy 4th!
Olive oil is very tasty and has some nutty taste too.~`”
olive oil is a great additive on foods since it has low saturated fat*.*
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Hello Jehan, I just discovered your blog today and I want to say how wonderful to see a fellow Guyanese with similar interest doing amazing things! Where do you live now? I migrated to Barbados in 1978 and currently offer a fusion of Caribbean favourites to those who are open-minded and live here in Barbados. So from me, one can get Guyanese, Bajan and Trini Black Pudding, Shark n’ Bake, Guyana style fish cakes (Codfish croquettes), 4 different Rotis, Garlic Pork, Pepperpot etc…I also cater Sushi on weekends! Additionally, I’m a photographer (like yourself) and an Advertising Designer by trade.
Anyway, just wanted to say I love your food, recipes and photography. Such a great talent! Best wishes, and I’m following you! (Cute kid too)
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I made these last year as part of our 4th of July spread – Will make again this year! Thanks for the delicious recipe! 🙂