Artichoke and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Recipe and photo by Betty Rosbottom, author of Big Book of Backyard Cooking.
Betty says, "The prep work took less than 20 minutes. An hour before the party, I mounded the artichoke purée onto toasted baguette slices and
added a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese."
Chèvre Cheese and Smoked Salmon Bruschetta
This is a delightful appetizer. Fast, easy and so pretty on a plate. Look for quality smoked salmon or trout, and a good Chèvre (goat cheese).
Honey Walnut Spread
I adapted this great appetizer recipe, originally by Chef Roxanne O'Brien of the Walnut Marketing Board to share the
wonderful flavors of honey and goat cheese.
Mushroom Lemon Dill Tartlet
Tartlet shells may be purchased or homemade. They may be made of either pie
dough, Filo dough, or bread slices (your choice). These mushroom tartlets are
great to serve at an afternoon tea.
Naan Bread with Tomato Raisin Fusion Salsa
This makes an easy healthy and quick snack or meal. This would even be great as an appetizer, as the flavors are very bright and complex.
This is similar and reminds me of a
Oysters lovers will devour these appetizers!
Pomodori Al Forno - Oven-Baked Tomatoes
Pomodori Al Forno are tomatoes baked with olive oil
and herbs until their flavors are deeply concentrated (as the tomatoes cook,
their color deepens to a dark crimson color), then marinated in additional
olive oil, garlic, and more herbs until they become truly glorious and
wonderful to eat. These are SO GOOD!
Spanish Tomato Toast
This simple but delightful combination of toasted bread and tomatoes is a classic Catalan tapa servedbefore the meal. In every village and restaurant in Spain, they make a
simple tapa called "pan con tomate", bread with tomatoes. Thick slabs of country-style bread are toasted over a wood fire until lightly golden.
The bread is rubbed with garlic, tomato halves are smeared all over the toast (tomato pulp will rub off onto bread), drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil,
and sprinkled with coarse salt, and freshly ground black pepper. The light sprinkling of salt over the tomato and olive oil is essential to bring the flavors together.
Toast with Chocolate and Fleur de Sel
Imagine - chocolate as an appetizer! So simple to make and so good! This recipe has been adapted from the cookbook Cooking for Mr Latte,
A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes, by Amanda Hesser.
This Tomato Bruschetta is the most wonderful appetizer during fresh tomato season. Easy to prepare and bursting with summer flavors,
these bruschetta make a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. Try it and you'll be hooked!