Monday, July 27, 2015

Cooking Chronicles : Watermelon Bruschetta

Hey everyone!

I wanted to do a little something different today on here so.... I headed to the kitchen! Something obviously different for me lol. I'm blaming this post souly on the fact that its been pouring buckets outside here in Florida, for like a week. Most of the roads are flooded and I wouldn't want to over work my windshield I've been staying in! This lead me to such boredom that I actually decided to walk into my kitchen and make a real recipe. SHOCK. I always get so excited to make something, and then half way through I realize I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing and am on Google searching up what "mince" or "julienne"  means. But today I made (tried to at least) a perfect summer treat! Watermelon Bruschetta ☼ So I figured I would share this refreshing snack with all of you guys! Lets get into the recipe -

Here's What you will need -

Watermelon - 2 Cups
Feta Cheese - 1 Cup
Garlic - 1 Clove
Balsamic Vinegar - 4 Teaspoons
Olive Oil - 2 Tablespoons
Fresh Mint - 2 Tablespoons
1 Large Baguette

Here's How You Make It -

First Dice up 2 cups of watermelon into small cubes.

Next dice up 1 cup of Feta Cheese. For this I used a block of feta and cut it up that way, however you pre crumbled feta will do just fine (plus less work.)

Next Mince two tablespoons of fresh mint. In the original recipe (linked below) it also called for two tablespoons of chives as well, but I didn't have any so I just skipped that step. If you wanted to add the chives it calls for two tablespoons of chives - minced.

Next put the watermelon, feta, mint, all into a bowl. Then add in 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar.

Next mix all of the ingredients, and add in a little bit of salt and pepper. Then set this mixture to the side.

Next pull out your baguette and slice into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Then lay out the slices of bread onto a baking sheet. Then put your oven on "broil."

Next combine 1 garlic clove & 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Then spread the mixture onto each individual piece of bread. Then put the bread in the oven. Now, the oven on broil will toast the bread SUPER quickly so make sure you keep an eye on it. My oven toasted it in around two minutes.

Now just add your watermelon mixture on top of the bread and volia! I also drizzled a bid of balsamic glaze on top ( a thicker version of the vinegar ) on top for that perfect finishing touch. Such a yummy refreshing twist on bruschetta!

I have linked where I found the original recipe below.

 This recipe makes about 24 pieces of bruschetta which is perfect for a summer get together. Also make sure if you guys try this out to let me know how you liked it in the bottom comments section! Until next time ...

-Love Savvy


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