Bruschetta and Hummus on Toasted Baguette Slices
It’s all fun and games until someone pops out with Bruschetta and Hummus on Toasted Baguette Slices. And that someone just happens to be me! Yaaay =)Over the weekend I went to this awesome place down in the Jersey Shore. There is such a misconception about the shore because of the ever so popular TV show, which I’m totally guilty of watching but that’s besides the point, sort of. Anyway there are so many family friendly restaurants on the bay or lake or ocean and it’s so beautiful. Being a Pisces I love being near water, it’s just in our nature I think, right? If you’re a Pisces do you agree?
The one thing is, is that most of the places near the bay are seafood establishments and that’s ok but being that I gave up seafood, my options at these places can be super limited. So this past weekend when I saw on the menu bruschetta with hummus and a whole lotta good stuff, I thought to myself um heck yes and um why haven’t I done this yet! Like duuuh let’s get with it Jenn. I love bruschetta. I actually have a recipe called The Best Bruschetta that you should totally check out because it is just that…the best (enter toots own horn here). So I took that recipe and revamped it adding in some more deliciousness to make this one of a kind thanks to that restaurant by the sea. Ahhh nothing better than the wind and the sea on a beautiful summer day, right!? Oh and some good grub, uuum Hello!This weeks add ons to my grocery list were capers and organic french baguette bread that I purchased from WholeFoods. I don’t normally buy baguette but for this I mean the recipe wouldn’t be the same without it. You can see how soft and fresh the bread was. And I only slightly toasted it. There is nothing I hate more than having a piece of bread so hard it can crack teeth. Ok so there may be other things I dislike more but lets add hard bread to the list alright? Alright. (lol) Slightly toasted with just the right amount of extra virgin olive oil and it made this biting into heavenly with all those bright juicy flavors…Yuuumy!This is perfect for parties, grab and goes and any other reason you can think of. I mentioned the capers but I have to throw this at you now too…sun dried tomatoes. Boom. Yeap, that’s rolling in there too. I know I know I’m hitting you from all angles. I love making news things or revamping classics. As I love me some traditional bruschetta it’s nice to switch things up and add more nourishing foods to one simple dish. Who knew just a slab of hummus could make this into an even more mouth watering starter it already is to begin with. I may never go back. There I said it. I convinced myself so I’m pretty sure I convinced you too.
And now that I’m done getting all blogger on you and saying you need to make this because it’s so amazeballs, I guess it’s a good time for the recipe eh? haha (I laugh at myself…a lot)
- 4 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
- 2 tbsp capers
- 6 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt/pepper to taste (I use Himalayan rock salt)
- 1 loaf organic french baguette
- 8 ounce container of original hummus (brand of preference)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F. Cut baguette into 1 inch thick slices on an angle. Bake for 10 minutes. It’s up to you how toasted you want them but for me 10 minutes was perfect.
- While the bread is toasting prepare the bruschetta by placing chopped tomatoes, onion, olives, capers, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, salt/pepper and extra virgin olive oil in a large bowl. Mix well, cover and let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once everything is prepared start assembling the baguettes.
- Take a generous spoonful of hummus and spread it across each piece of bread. Approx. 1/2 tablespoon. Follow that with generous spoonfuls of bruschetta.
- Top with fresh chopped basil and more salt/pepper if desired.