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Category: Appetizer

Food Item: Olive Oil, Cheese

Title: Cherry Bruschetta


18 slices (1/2-inch thick) small baguette-style bread
1 T olive oil, divided
1-1/2 c pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
1/4 c each chopped cilantro and diced yellow sweet pepper
2 T finely chopped green onions
2 T lime juice
1 t grated lime peel
1/2 t garlic salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
1 T thinly sliced fresh basil


1. Toast one side of baguette slices at 350°F 5 minutes.
2. Turn slices, brush with olive oil and bake 5 minutes longer.
3. Combine cherries, cilantro, pepper, green onions, lime juice, lime peel, salt, pepper, and remaining olive oil; mix well.
4. Top each slice of baguette with a thin slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, a heaping tablespoon of cherry mixture and sliced basil.

Serve warm or cold.

Makes 18 appetizers.


Provided by Northwest Cherries.

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