We can eat bruschetta for every meal – from indulgent breakfast to an afternoon snack, crostini are the perfect vehicle for cheese, meat, berries, honey – the list goes on. Most of all, we’re fortunate to live near and feast on the many local farms on Vancouver Island. Try one of these simple recipes for your next block party or summer bbq! Mangia!
Use your favourite baguette sliced in rounds and toasted. Smear with mascarpone, top with fresh berries (all of one or a medley – blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, logan berry). Drizzle with honey.
Figs & Gorgonzola:
Preheat broiler. Slice your favourite baguette in rounds and place on baking sheet; brush with olive oil. Slice fresh figs, layer crumbled gorgonzola & thinly sliced prosciutto. Drizzle with honey & top with fresh cracked pepper.
Strawberries & Ricotta:
Preheat broiler. Slice your favourite baguette in rounds and place on baking sheet; brush with olive oil. Smear with ricotta and top with fresh sliced strawberries, basil & drizzle with a balsamic reduction. Season to taste.