Hosting friends and family for your next party? We definitely are, and have been for years! Tasty apps, good wine and great company are all you need to create an enjoyable atmosphere. Need a spark of culinary creativity when it comes to what you'll serve? Here's our go-to at the Rea household when we're expecting hungry company. It's quick, easy and oh, so delicious...
Bruschetta [bru'sketta] starts with a baguette cut into three-quarter inch thick slices. The slices are grilled or toasted on both sides, then rubbed liberally with a freshly cut clove of raw garlic. Topping possibilities are nearly endless, so don't be afraid to have fun with it! And as always, remember to finish with a drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil.
Here are 5 bruschetta ideas for your next party that are sure to please your guests:
Slice fresh Mozzarella and tomato on a sliced baguette. Finish with chiffonade basil, pine nuts, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of Queen Creek Olive Mill Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Pear & Goat Cheese
Take a dollop of goat cheese and place it onto sliced baguette. Top with a sliced
pear and a drizzle of Queen Creek Olive Mill Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.
Mascarpone with Prosciutto & Caramelized Red Onion
Dollop some Queen Creek Olive Mill Caramelized Red Onion & Fig Tapenade onto a
bed of Mascarpone cheese on a toasted baguette slice, and top with very thinly sliced and rolled Prosciutto.
Burnt Mozzarella & Pesto
Cover sliced baguettes with grated whole milk Mozzarella and broil until bubbly
and lightly browned, finish with Olive Mill Pesto.
What are your favorite appetizers for hosting?
Let us know in the comments below!