An army of Roy G. Biv.Gather Journal Bruschetta Rainbow
Bruschetta is reliable party fare: a crusty baguette acting as the trusty vehicle for whatever your whim. We used two cheeses (ricotta and blue) as our binding agents for a Pantone array of toppings.
Thinly slice a baguette and brush with olive oil. Toast in a 350°F oven until golden, 10-15 minutes.
Simmer ¼ cup of balsamic until reduced by half and cool.
PURPLE: Spread toasts with ricotta. Top with halved dark red grapes. Drizzle with balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt.
RED: Top toasts with ricotta, thinly sliced grape tomatoes, and a few capers. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil and a few grinds of black pepper.
ORANGE: Spread toasts with ricotta and a few leaves of flat leaf parsley. Top with spicy white anchovies. (Store-bought
or marinate your own with oil and harissa or sriracha.)
YELLOW: Top toasts with ricotta, prosciutto, slices of pineapple, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and a few grinds of black pepper.
BLUE: Spread toasts with mild blue cheese or ricotta and top with blueberries and gently smashed blackberries.
GREEN: Toss julienned zucchini with a little extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Top toasts with ricotta, dressed zucchini, chopped pistachios, and a caper berry.