With summer comes some of my favorite things: outdoor gatherings with friends and family, and yummy foods using fresh produce! Unfortunately my mom’s garden isn’t doing as well this year, and that is my usual go-to place for fresh produce. Lucky for me, Save Mart Supermarket has me covered! With a large selection of fresh and vibrant looking Driscoll’s berries, I can come up with a variety of dishes!
I was excited to see that I could get a 2 lb package of strawberries for just $2.99! These will be able to serve as an appetizer and dessert when I’m through with them! Strawberries are some of my kids’ favorite fruits, and one of the only ones that some of them will eat. As such, I like to come up with unique ways of eating them. Of course, sometimes we just like to eat them plain too!
After picking up a couple of packages of Driscoll’s berries, I decided to grab a baguette to aid me in the perfect strawberry appetizer. Have you ever had strawberries and bread together, aside from strawberry jam? I don’t think I have, but I’m so glad I decided to give it a try. I surprised my family with a homemade Strawberry Bruschetta. Yes – it really is that fantastic! I combined the strawberries I picked up at Save Mart with some fresh basil from a friend’s garden, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of a few other flavors. I couldn’t believe how tasty this turned out to be!
- 1 pt strawberries, chopped
- 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 baguette cut into 1/2″ slices
- Combine all ingredients, except baguette, in a bowl and gently stir to coat.
- Toast baguette slices in oven set to broil. Bake for about 3-5 minutes, being careful not to burn bread.
- Spoon bruschetta on top of baguette slices and garnish with more basil.
- Serve and enjoy!
Wow your guests at your next gathering, barbecue, or party, with this completely easy and beautiful strawberry bruschetta, using Driscoll’s berries. The colors are just magnificent and the strawberries combined with fresh basil just smells so good!