Cherry n Olive Bruschetta
I had a hunger pang.. craved to have some bruschetta; Pronounced as Brus'ketta in Italy. This famous antipasto from Italy dates back to the 15th century. It basically consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic topped with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. (Information used from Wikipedia). But in the recent times you would notice that there are variations to this recipe. There are various toppings added now like - tomatoes, vegetables, cured meat, cheese, olives etc. So when I was thinking about the ingredients to pick for this from the market, it suddenly occurred to me, why not use actual cherry's instead of cherry tomatoes? There are fresh cherry's available in the market, so why not experiment? That is just what I did, I created my own bruschetta variation. Believe it or not, it turned out yummy. The sweet and juicy cherries mixed with some salt pepper, feta cheese and olives, what bliss!!
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1 medium-sized Baguette - Wheat/organic/white, I used white Cut it into 1 cm thick slices, cut them cross to get kind of an oval shape or just normally to get round slices.
175 small Fresh Cherry's - gms, deseeded and chopped into pieces
1 medium Garlic pod - sized, peeled
can Olives - 10-12, finely chopped, I used black olives, you use green, or a mix
4-5 medium Basil - sized leaves, chopped finely
75-100 Feta Cheese - gms, broken roughly into crumbs
10 sprigs Fresh chives - chopped finely, I used dried chives as I did not have fresh chives.
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil -
1/4 tsp Crushed black pepper -
Salt to taste
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount per Serving
- Total Fat: 9.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 22.3 mg
- Sodium: 580.6 mg
- Total Carbs: 21.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
- Sugars: 2.9 g
- Protein: 7.2 g