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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bruschetta Love (edit)

We love Bella Peppers.
It's a small restaurant in Joplin.
They make a lot of items from scratch,
tastes like home.

I have loved bruschetta for a while but that changed to I totally heart Bella Peppers' bruschetta.

I have been wanting to try to duplicate their Bruschetta at home
and finally attempted it last night.
Must say I did pretty well.
You may want to tweek it a little,
but Sweet Hubby practically licked up every last bit!

Almost Bella Peppers Bruschetta

per person*:
  • 1 ripe Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Basil Pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Gently toss above ingredients together.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon* Balsamic Reduction
(recipe below) on individual plate or platter
Garnish with chopped basil and shredded mozzarella
Serve with thin-sliced garlic rubbed Italian Bread, broiled or toasted

Balsamic Reduction
Yeild 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
Reduce by approx a third to half over medium-low to medium heat
  • Add 1/4+ Cup sugar and continue to reduce until the consistency of chocolate syrup.
Place in squeeze bottle for future use.

Mmmmmmmm... Enjoy!!!

Edited July1st just because.

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