June 24, 2009

Wednesday's Chow - Savory Bruschetta

This is a nice recipe for a potluck, Fourth of July gathering, or just as an appetizer for a dinner. Once again, quick, easy and delicious.

Savory Bruschetta

¼ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 loaf French Bread, cut in half length-wise
1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons chopped, pitted ripe olives
1 cup chopped tomatoes
¼ cup chopped fresh basil

Preheat oven 400°. Mix oil and garlic and spread over the bread. Bake 8-10 minutes, until lightly brown. Allow to cool.

Meanwhile, mix the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until well blended. Stir in the olives. Spread mixture over the toasted French bread. Top with the tomatoes and fresh basil. Cut into 24 serving-size slices.

Anna Kathryn Lanier
Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats
Heartwarming, Sensual Westerns
http://www.aklanier.com/

5 comments:

Trisha said...

I'm gonna try this! Sounds yummy!

Christie Craig said...

Darn,

Now I'm hungry already and I haven't even had my coffee.

Looks great!
CC

Robin said...

YUM! Always wanted to learn how to make this.

Tessy said...

Ohh, I will try this on the kids and hubby!

clear said...

Mincing garlic can get your fingers smelly and sticky. I found a better way!