Simple Brilliant Bruschetta

Looking for a great side for your meal? You’ve come to the right place! This simple recipe is summer-y and garden fresh!

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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 C. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Whole wheat baguette, sliced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. margarine or oil of choice

Directions

  • Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, vinegar. Toss together until mixed.
  • Heat up frying pan over low-medium heat.
  • Spread margarine or brush oil on each side of sliced bread.
  • Place bread on heated frying pan until crispy and browned. Approx. 4 mins.
  • Repeat on opposite sides of sliced bread.
  • Top toasted bread with fresh tomato mixture.

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Untoasted                                                                 Toasted…Yum!

Hope everyone enjoys this simply delicious recipe!

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Curried Lentil and Wild Rice Salad

Okay, this recipe is so good! I have gotten similar types of salad before at delis and I really wanted to create my own.  This salad reminds me of Fall- with the pumpkin seeds and apples, but it is perfect for a summer picnic, potluck, garden party, or really anytime you want something delicious!

It is great as a side dish or a light main dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. wild rice, cooked
  • 2 C. green lentils, cooked
  • 2/3 C. dried currents
  • 2/3 C. sliced almonds
  • 1/2 C red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped into small chunks
  • 1/2 C. roasted pumpkin seeds

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1/3 cup  canola oil or vegetable oil

Note the dressing is a modified version of a curried salad from Canadian Living

Here is their recipe

Directions

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl (excluding dressing ingredients)
  • In separate bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss until all salad is dressed.

Now dig into this delectable creation and enjoy it!!

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I’d love to hear feedback on any of my recipe posts!

Have a fabulous day!