Recipes from Tuscany, Part I
November 29, 2010 § 2 Comments
Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I did .
My parents recently returned from a trip to Italy where they spent almost two weeks touring around and spending time at various cooking schools! I thought it would be fun to share some of the recipes they brought back with them.
Cacciucco dell ‘Orto or Vegetable, Bean, and Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
- 5 leaves Swiss chard
- 5 leaves kale
- 1 zucchini
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 leek
- 1/2 cup boiled cannellini beans (canned beans are fine too!)
- 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 celery stalk
- Sage leaves
- Hot pepper flakes
Slice all vegetables and saute in olive oil starting with the leek, kale, Swiss chard, celery, and zucchini. In another pan, saute the sage, smashed garlic cloves, and hot pepper flakes. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
Toast slices of day old Italian bread on a grill pan.
Arrange 2 slices of bread on serving plate and top with vegetable mixture, beans, and tomatoes. Drizzle a small amount of extra virgin olive oil on top, black pepper, and serve immediately.
My mom made this dish while I was home for break this past week and served it with a simple chicken soup. This dish is very different from the traditional tomato basil bruschetta I’m used to. It was delicious!
What’s your favorite bruschetta topping?