Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

 Tomato Basil Bruschetta

In today’s post another quick-and-easy recipe, that will make your taste buds happy! Simple bruschetta with fragrant, tasty topping.

So yummy to bite into this crunchy garlic crust, topped with fresh basil and sweet, seasonal tomatoes. Make sure your tomatoes are really sweet and ripe when making this topping.

A lovely lunch, brunch, appetizer or snack!

Bruschetta Tomato Basil
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. bread
  2. olive oil
  3. garlic
  4. 2 handfuls nice mixed ripe (cherry) tomatoes
  5. 1 small bunch fresh basil, leaves picked
  6. sea salt
  7. freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. The bread is best sliced thick (half-inch thick slices). Brush both sides of each slice with olive oil and crushed garlic (a pastry brush helps here). Toast the bread slices on a barbecue, or roasting pan.
  2. Finely chop the (cherry) tomatoes and basil leaves. Add this topping to each slice and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Enjoy!
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Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

Grilled Figs goat cheese honey

Sometimes it’s the most simple recipe that really shines. The sweetness of grilled figs stuffed with creamy goat cheese. A match made in heaven!

Serve while the figs are still warm, as an impressive first course. Add some watercress or arugula to make a lovely salad. Or replace the goat cheese with ricotta or yogurt for a luscious dessert. If you like a twist, you can also replace the honey with balsamic glaze (In a small saucepan simmer one cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp honey over medium heat, 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy).

All there is to them is cutting a pocket in some figs, stuffing them with goat cheese, add a crunchy walnut, grilling until softened and then finish with a drizzle of honey. Absolutely delectable!

Grilled figs with goat cheese and honey
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Fresh Figs
  2. 4 tablespoons crumbled Goat Cheese
  3. 4 Walnuts
  4. Honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill to medium-low heat, about 300 degrees.
  2. Cut two slits into the top of each fig, about two-thirds of the way down to the base (x-pattern / deep cross), and then give them a gentle squeeze to open them up slightly like a flower.
  3. Stuff each fig with about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese. Top with a walnut.
  4. Grill the figs for 6-8 minutes, until they are softened and brown slightly.
  5. Arrange the figs on a serving plate. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Add some watercress or arugula to make a lovely salad. Or replace the goat cheese with ricotta or yogurt for a luscious dessert. If you like a twist, you can also replace the honey with balsamic glaze.
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Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical-Fruit-Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

 

A taste of Paradise

‘Ocean breeze, palm trees, fresh salty air and sun kissed hair’.

A smell or taste can instantly trigger a flood of memories. This bowl, with an abundance of fresh tropical fruits, immediately brings me on a trip down memory lane! Flashbacks of an early morning breakfast on a deserted beach on a far away holiday island destination. 

Serve yourself a bowl, relax and ooze away, daydreaming about your favorite holiday…
 

 

Tropical Fruit Salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Coconut
  2. 1 Mango
  3. Strawberries
  4. Blueberries
  5. Nuts/seeds (e.g. almonds, hazelnuts, chia seeds)
  6. Optional: yogurt
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice the mango.
  2. Crack open the coconut and remove the flesh from the shells.
  3. Slice the strawberries in halves.
  4. In a bowl add the mango, strawberries, blueberries, coconut, nuts and seeds. Serve with yogurt.
  5. Enjoy!
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