Thursday, August 11, 2011

Carrot Basil Bruschetta | Italian Appetizers

Bruschetta (pronounced Brooskethaa) is an appetizer from central Italy. It is typically bread roasted with olive oil topped with vegetables, meat and/or cheese. The most common topping being fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese. Here is my version with grated carrots, fresh basil and lemon juice. It is so easy to put together and can be done is minutes. The option of toppings are practically endless, ranging from carrots and zucchini to beans and eggs.


Ingredients:
Yields - about 15-16 slices
French Baguette bread - 1/2 a loaf - sliced to 1/2" rounds
Carrots - 4 medium sized - grated coarsely or sliced thinly
Garlic clove - 1 
Fresh Basil - leaves from 4 twigs
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Extra Virgin Olive oil - as needed
Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C. Apply olive oil on both the sides of the baguette slices. Bake for about 8 to 10 mins. Meanwhile heat one tbsp of olive oil and saute the grated carrots until it turns light brown. Turn off the heat and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the torn basil leaves to the carrots and give a toss. When the bread is done, rub garlic on the top when it is still hot. Place one tsp of the carrot-basil mixture. Serve immediately. Great for a quick snack or a party!

Sending this healthy and tasty Carrot Basil Bruschetta to Herbs & Flowers - Basil event by PJ; Kid's Delight - Crunchy Snacks event by Srivalli; Fast Food not Fat Food event by Priya; CC-Appetizers event by Sravs; HLI - Carrots event by Kalyani.





I am also sending 3 more entries to Srav's CC- Appetizers event.
Gobi Manchurian, Fiery Chilli Baby Corn and Paneer Spinach Pinwheels.



32 comments:

  1. tats a healthy n yummy snack..love the filling...paneer spinach pinwheels looks so tempting...nice collections!!!

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  2. So colorful and crunchy looking bruschetta

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  3. A healthy and delicious appetizer or snack.

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  4. Looks delicious :) Have seen this kind of dish in the movie Julie & Julia and was wondering what it was called since then :) Thanks for the enlightment :) Bookmarking it and will be preparing my version of it sometime :)

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  5. amazing clicks..looks delicious..

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  6. Looks delicious. I have tried this at a restaurant but never thought of making em home :D Thanks to you.. I have the recipe now :D

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  7. Ah Finally someone who knows it is Broosketha :) The number of times I've gone to local restaurants and had the waitresses "patiently" correct me when I said broosketha to Oh you mean bru-shettas!!!!! Aarrgh!
    I love my trips to Italy and enjoyed these everywhere and make them at home too - adding carrots is a nice new touch :)

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  8. Cute attractive Bruschettas they are. Beautifully presented. Good as a starter for parties :)

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  9. looks wonderful and beautiful clicks
    !! Thanks for linking to CC-Appetizers event !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Appetizers

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  10. delicious looking bruschetta wonderful snacks

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  11. love this recipe! I always make this bruschetta...with different toppings! love the combo....

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  12. thats a fun combination! lovely clicks to krithi! Have a fun day!
    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/

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  13. i love these ..its gorgeous than italian restaurant made..

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  14. never tasted this beforwe looks great with those crrots on top

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  15. love this one..nice topping wid carrots as a variation

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  16. Amazing clicks. Wonderful recipe.

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  17. Nice recipe to know. Wonderful clicks.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  18. I so love Bruschettas..Tgis ones no exception..Looks vibrant, inviting & delicious!!! And thx for the pronunciation..Always wondering how it was!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. Seriously feel like grabbing some bruschetta,love those toppings,fabulous clicks..

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  20. Wow love the colors..and looks delicious too..i have always loved them at olive gardens ur's looks awesome..
    http://varietyisthespiceofyourlife.blogspot.com

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  21. I have made bruschetta only with tomatoes. Looks yummy Krithi.

    Vardhini
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  22. Never heared about bruschetta.Its very new to me and looks yummy.
    B/w ur recipes are really good.First time here and just loved it.Happy to follow you.

    http://sabdhaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  23. Never thought of making bruschetta with carrots. Sounds like a delicious idea. I need to try this!

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  24. They look so beautiful with all the color

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  25. The brus- ketta looks wonderful. I guess I always pronounced it all wrong. Thanks for the correction.

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  26. looks yummy and mouth watering...feel like grabbing some now...do send in your entries to HLI-DATES, i am hosting this month

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