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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Sweet Corn and Tomato Bruschetta Recipe


Sweet Corn and Tomato Bruschetta is a simple and flavorful Italian appetizer. This delicious side dish is easy and quick  to make , is refreshing and can be enjoyed any time of the year. Basically Bruschetta consist of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations may include toppings of tomato, beans, vegetable or cheese.  Here i have used a fresh salad made from ripe tomatoes, boiled sweet corn kernels , red bell pepper , onions and herbs as topping. Orange zest and freshly crushed black pepper add in to the flavors in this bruschetta.  


Sweet Corn and Tomato Bruschetta can be served as a delicious snack and a very appealing starter at kids parties and gatherings. The vibrantly colored veggies in this bruschetta are enough to tempt even the fussy eaters.

I have used a multi-grain Baguette with oats and flax seeds to make this appetizer a guilt free affair. Have brushed olive oil on the slices of baguette and grilled them using a convection oven. Rubbing garlic cloves to the hot toasted bread infuses a wonderful garlic flavor to it.

#BruschettaRecipes is the theme for our #127 th week of #FoodieMondayBlogHop and this flavorful sweet corn and tomato bruschetta is my contribution towards the theme. Do check out my fellow bloggers post for some lovely and innovative ideas on this theme.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Servings : 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 Baguette (i have used multi-grain baguette with oats and flax seeds)
  • 1/2 cup boiled sweet corn kernels.(i have boiled kernels for 3-4 minutes in microwave oven)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cubed red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Freshly crushed black pepper as per taste
  • Salt to taste


Method:

  1. Slice the baguette using a knife. Place the slices of bread on a baking tray and brush it with olive oil. Toast the slices in a preheated oven for 4-5 minutes. I have grilled the baguette slices in a convection microwave oven for 4 minutes on high rack using grill mode.



 2. While the bread slices are getting toasted we will prepare the topping. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan . Add onions and allow them to sweat.


 3. Now add red bell peppers and saute for about a minute on high flame. Add boiled sweet corn kernels and saute for another 30 seconds.




 4. Remove the sauteed veggies in a mixing bowl. Add tomatoes, coriander , orange zest . Mix well Season the salad with salt and freshly crushed black pepper. Toss well. Do a taste test here and add any seasonings if required .



 5. When the toasted bread slices are brown and still hot , rub the peeled garlic cloves on to the slices. This will infuse lovely flavor to the bread.



 6. Now place a tablespoon of prepared bruschetta topping on each bread slice and our flavorful sweet corn and tomato bruschetta is ready to serve .




  Notes:
  • The baguette slices can be toasted ahead of time , but once the salad topping is added to the toasted slices, serve immediately as the bread may turn soggy.
  • You may add grated cheese over the topping if desired.
  • Sauteing the veggies is optional , you make keep it raw if you like it.
  • If you do not have baguette , you may use regular whole wheat or multi grain bread slices, cut it to bite size pieces and toast it. 

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