RECIPE# 4038 TOMATO and BRIE BRUSCHETTA September 4, 2007 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE# 4038 TOMATO and BRIE BRUSCHETTA September 4, 2007

CHRISTOPHER SMITHING / MERE BULLES

Tomato and Brie Bruschetta


Tomato Basil Vinaigrette


7-8 roma tomatoes, diced

¾ teaspoon shallots, minced

¾ teaspoon garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon fresh basil, julienne

¾ teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar


Place all ingredients except oil and vinegar into a mixing bowl and gently toss, scraping sides with a rubber spatula. Mix oil and vinegar in a separate bowl. Pour onto tomato mixture and toss gently. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.


Spinach Basil Pesto


¼ Cup walnuts

2 teaspoon garlic, chopped

1 oz. basil

3 oz. spinach

¾ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon pepper

½ Cup olive oil

¼ Cup parmesan cheese, grated


Place all ingredients except oil and cheese in food processor and rough chop. Add oil; puree until smooth. Add cheese; puree until incorporated.


Bruschetta


Tuscan bread, sliced about 1" thick

Spinach Basil Pesto

2 oz. brie cheese

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Parmesan cheese, shredded


Grill Tuscan bread using a little butter or oil to prevent sticking. Cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Spinach Basil Pesto on one side of grilled bread. Place the brie on top of the pesto; bake about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Transfer to a serving plate; top with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette and parmesan cheese.

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