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Around the League – Bruschetta Recipe

I love researching cookbooks from other Junior Leagues across America.  It’s so interesting what you will find in these books.

I wanted to post a Valentine’s Day recipe for those of you who would rather stay at home and cook a lovely meal rather than head out to a restaurant.

This recipe comes from The Junior League of Louisville cookbook, “Bluegrass Gatherings.”  recipe link (http://juniorleaguelouisville.wordpress.com/tag/valentines-day-recipe/)

“I do” Strawberry Bruschetta

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups diced strawberries

2 tablespoons Basil or Mint sliced thin

1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 loaf Baguette cut into 1/2 inch slices

4 tablespoons Olive oil

INTRUCTIONS:

Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Brush both sides lightly with 2 tablespoons olive oil and and bake in a 325 degree oven for 3-5 minutes. Flip slices over and bake for another 3-5 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Meanwhile, combine strawberries and mint or basil in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine vinegar and sugar and stir until reduced to 1/4 cup. Let vinegar mixture cool then combine with strawberries and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss until strawberries are coated.

Just before serving, top bread slices with strawberry mixture.

Jessica