Friday, April 18, 2008

Another fun definition: Bruschetta

So there's a whole group of people that get their panties in a bunch over misuse of the word brushetta. I'm not one of them, but just in case you ever run across them in your day to day life I'll help you out a bit. Bruschetta does not refer to a bread topped with tomato/basil/oil mixture, but rather, just the grilled bread itself.

This has been a loooong week. I've been pulling a ton of all nighters lately(which aren't really all nighters, but any time I get less than 6 hours of sleep I call it an all nighter) and this week was no different. I seriously thought the week would never end! And since I've got my first catering gig tomorrow (I promise I'll go to bed soon Liz) my day didn't end when I got home from work. But such is the life. I like to look for the light at the end of the tunnel, so tonight on my 2 hour drive home I kept thinking "only 1 more week of this drive." I wish I had something more to look forward to like an end to long weeks, a break from work, a vacation, pretty much anything, but the last of the long drives will have to be what keeps me going for the next week. And my light at the end of the tunnel for tonight? Another Friday night snack. Mexican Bruschetta.

Mexican Bruschetta
1 baguette, sliced
olive oil
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, drained
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp chopped jalepeno

1) Preheat broiler. Brush each slice of baguette with olive oil and place on baking pan under broiler. Broil 1-2 minutes each side, or until golden brown.
2) Combine remaining ingredients.
3) Top slices with bean/corn mixture.


  1. I've come across someone who freaked out over someone not knowing what bruschetta is, it was just too funny to me.

    Love the idea of mexican bruschetta.

  2. you have just shaken my Italian-food-loving world!

    so what's the diff between bruschetta and crostini??? it better not just be the way the bread is cut or toasted :-)

  3. Yummy!
    Please don't hate, but I tagged you on my blog. : )

  4. Mmm. Yes, please!
    [holding out plate]

  5. What a GREAT idea! I was thinking of making some similar for a side dish, but I think now I'm making this! Thanks!

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  7. It's unfortunate but the restaurant world has taught people what to expect when they order bruschetta.

  8. yay for only one more week of a hellish drive! :) i hope it goes by quickly.

    and a catering gig?! that is fantastic. and you're going to take lots of pics and share them, right? right?

  9. Thanks for the clarification and recipe! I've linked to your post from my blog,