5 roma tomatoes, diced
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup goat cheese crumbles
10 fresh basil leaves, rolled and diced into ribbons
0.25 cup e.v.o.o.
0.25 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey or agave syrup
kosher salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
6-8 slices toasted ciabatta bread
listening to: maria callas – carmen aria
i recently had a good friend and blog fan mention that she loves reading the candid cook for the pictures of food and the nerdy brand of humor. when i asked her if she had tried any of the recipes, she quickly exclaimed, “oh no! they’re way too complicated, and they look like they take forever! i just like to look at your pictures and make a mental list of what you should cook for us next time!”
this comment blossomed into a full discussion of how to make my blog more accessible to people who don’t necessarily have an hour or two to make a meal. i totally get it! i don’t have kids, and i know that it takes a modicum of enjoyment to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. i really don’t think that you have to LOVE cooking or set aside several hours of your day to have a great, home-cooked meal . . . so i decided to start sharing a few QUICKMEAL ideas on my blog! this is the first! let me know what you think!
sorry, but i have to take a nerd moment and phonetically spell out the way you should pronounce this dish – it’s “broo-SKEH-tuh.” please, don’t say “broo-SHEH-tuh” anymore. thank you.
bruschetta is very easy and extremely satisfying. have a significant other or a friend/family member grill some italian sausages (you can always use tofurky brand italian sausages if you want to stay veg!) while you toss together these ingredients, and you have a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes. i cringe to think that the last sentence may have conjured an image of rachael ray, but i don’t think the peppy piss-ant has the patent on a meal under 30 minutes, so i’ll chance it.
here’s the one and only direction: toss all the chopped ingredients into a bowl and spread the mixture atop toasted slices of bread. voila!
yay! and you don’t have to read a novel to get through the recipe, either!!