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Perfectly Imperfect Bruschetta

September 17, 2019

 

Perfectly Imperfect Bruschetta
 

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized Perfectly Imperfect roma tomatoes, diced small

  • 1 Perfectly Imperfect bell pepper, diced small

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ Perfectly Imperfect medium onion (red or white), diced small

  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, diced small

  • 8 fresh basil leaves stacked, rolled and cut into very thin slices

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

 

Dressing

  • 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

 

Instructions

  • Prepare all bruschetta ingredients and mix together in a bowl. Set aside.

  • Mix all ingredients for the dressing together in separate bowl and drizzle on top of bruschetta mixture. Mix to combine. 

 

Enjoy this recipe served on top of toasted fresh baguette slices or zucchini bites!

 

 

 

 

To make zucchini bites:  

  1. Slice zucchini into 1/2 inch thick slices.

  2. Place zucchini slices on a non-stick baking sheet .

  3. Lightly brush zucchini slices with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper. 

  4. Bake in a 375 degree oven, flipping zucchini slices after two minutes. Zucchini should still be firm but tender.

  5. Let slightly cool, top with 1 tbsp of bruschetta mixture and serve!


     

     A huge Perfectly Imperfect Welcome to Nicole Ryan, our new expert Registered Dietitian Nutritionist..Nicole Ryan, RDN, LDN, is a graduate from The University of Akron with a B.S. in Dietetics and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Cleveland, OH. Nicole has over a decade of combined experience working in the culinary and nutrition industry. She also functions as the lead culinary nutrition instructor and educator at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute in Chesterland, OH. Nicole is a dog mom to Belle, aspiring yoga instructor, Cleveland foodie, friend, daughter, and travel lover. At the core, Nicole believes in the power of the positive impact that optimal nutrition and wellness have on the life of each and every person.  She’ll be sharing monthly posts on our blog starting next month, with a featured nutrition education topic. She will be doing cooking demo's on behalf of PIP, and she’ll be doing live Q&A to answer questions on proper eating for healthy living. Welcome to the family, Nicole!

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