If you haven’t noticed yet, I really love bruschetta. In fact, I love any type of appetizer or snack served on a lightly toasted piece of bread. I love it because you can easily create different types of bruschetta depending on the ingredients you have on hand. I’ve already posted recipes for strawberry bruschetta, bruschetta with peppers and gorgonzola and avocado tartines. Today, I’m sharing a recipe for heirloom tomato bruschetta.
Since our tomato plants didn’t do very well this year, I’ve been scouring the local food co-ops and farmers markets for fresh heirloom tomatoes since the beginning of July. I was having an unusually hard time finding heirloom tomatoes and was incredibly jealous of everyone else, in other parts of the country, who seemed to be bringing home heirloom tomatoes in bushels. Finally, I started finding heirloom tomatoes a few weeks ago and have been enjoying them as much as possible ever since.
The crunch of the lightly toasted bread combined with the creamy cheese and fresh, sweet, and unique flavor of the tomatoes creates the perfect appetizer or light lunch. It is my favorite appetizer to make during the week, when I want to enjoy something special, but don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing a dish. I used heirloom cherry tomatoes, but regular heirlooms work just as well.
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