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Kari Young’s Bruschetta, Five Ways

The best part about this recipe is that there are no rules with the topping combinations. These are ideas. Use whatever herbs you have available or find items that are seasonal and fresh in your local market.

serves 8-10

2 baguettes (cut on bias into ¾” slices)

Olive oil

Garlic cloves


Muscat grapes



Heirloom tomatoes

Fresh oregano


Fresh basil

Salame piccante

Red onion

Stilton or domestic blue cheese

Fresh chives




Fresh dill

Flake salt

Black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, arrange 3/4″-thick sliced baguette pieces. Brush olive oil onto each slice. Toast in oven for 5-7 minutes (until golden-brown along the edges).

3. While toasted bread is still warm, rub a whole garlic clove on each piece.

4. Arrange toasted bread on a platter or cookie sheet and assemble bruschetta with the various toppings:

– Grapes (roasted optional), ricotta, and honey
– Heirloom tomato, burrata, and basil
– Heirloom tomato, ricotta, and fresh oregano
– Salame piccante, red onion, blue cheese, and chive
– Avocado, radish, watercress, and dill

5. Finish each with flake salt and cracked black pepper and drizzle with olive oil (optional).