Bruschetta is typically something that I think of as an appetizer to enjoy at a restaurant, or serve at a cocktail party. I decided to be adventurous, and try my hand at making bell pepper bruschetta myself for the first time for two reasons:
1. I bought a ton of bell peppers on a good sale, plus a bag of fresh basil
2. I have always loved the taste of bruschetta
I don’t often have guests over, but that didn’t stop me from wanting to make this recipe. If you are having a summer get-together or want a fresh-tasting snack, try this Roasted Bell Pepper Bruschetta recipe. It goes well with pasta and homemade sauce.
Vegan Roasted Bell Pepper Bruschetta Recipe
- 1/2 Red Pepper chopped
- 1/2 Yellow Pepper chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 sprig Fresh Basil
- 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
- 1/2 Baguette Sliced
- Roast bell peppers
- Mix olive oil, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and garlic together
- Toast bread
- Mix roasted bell peppers with oil mixture
- Add mixture to toasted bread
How to roast bell peppers
There are 4 different ways to roast bell peppers as outlined in this blog post: https://toriavey.com/how-to/roasted-bell-peppers/
My favourite way to roast bell peppers is to put the whole bell pepper in the toaster oven with a little bit of olive oil on the skin. Once the skin starts to brown or blacken a bit, I remove the bell pepper once it has been cooled enough to touch.
Bell peppers and basil totally make me think of summer. To me, summer is the perfect time to get adventurous with your food, since produce is so much more abundant and inexpensive. I love picking up huge quantities of bell peppers (red, especially) and then figuring out what to use them for afterward. A fresh basil plant lasts a long time, since you can take leaves off of it and they will grow back a few times.
Note: I found this recipe a bit heavy on the garlic, so I might add less the next time, or try to roast it first. If you’d prefer, you can make this with tomatoes.
So, will you be trying out this roasted bell pepper bruschetta recipe, or will you try it with tomatoes?