Tomato Tuesday: Goat Cheese & Tomato Salsa Bruschetta Recipe

Just in time for a holiday weekend of entertaining and picnics, Goat Cheese & Tomato Salsa Bruschetta.  This is one of my go-to recipes for picnics.  Yup, picnics — bruschetta on a blanket is unexpected and always a bit hit.  Bring everything separately – the tomato salsa, the goat cheese and either pre-toasted bread slices or just a fresh french baguette — and then let your picnic patrons assemble.  This combo of tomato, balsamic vinegar and goat cheese is one of my favorites.  It’s this recipe from Capital Celebrations, A Collection of Recipes by the Junior League of Washington that inspired my BGT Sandwich.

Goat Cheese & Tomato Salsa Bruschetta Recipe

2 tomatoes, chopped and seeded

1 red pepper, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 French baguette

8 ounces Goat cheese, room temperature

Mix tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion, basil, vinegar and oil in a mixing bowl.  Marinate for several minutes.  Slice baguette into 1/2-inch think rounds.  Toast in a preheated 250 degree oven on a baking sheet until slightly brown.  Spread with Goat Cheese and top with a spoonful of tomato salsa.

Goat Cheese & Tomato Salsa Bruschetta Tips

  • Slice the French baguette on an angle so your slices will have the most surface area.
  • Salsa can be made several hours ahead.
  • Make sure you find and use a yellow pepper, they are sweeter than the green and it adds color and contrast to the salsa.

6 responses to “Tomato Tuesday: Goat Cheese & Tomato Salsa Bruschetta Recipe

  1. These look so sprightly; perfect for a balmy summer afternoon! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Those looks so stunning. I love the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Awesome recipe. We’ll be up to our ears in tomatoes soon, so I’ll add this one to my repetoire. I’ll bet it would be good on pasta too…! 🙂

  4. Kris Hilgedick

    These tomato recipes are just in time! The small, yellow pear-shaped tomatoes were ready in the garden last Friday, and so were the tomatillos, which nobody in Mid-Missouri could recognize. People who see the bushes keep asking me: What are these?

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  6. For me….Bruschetta wins hands down whatever combo….great Summer idea!

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