Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Beetroot ,rocket and feta cheese bruschetta
Beetroot ,rocket leaves and feta cheese,this unique combination and topping on italian bruschetta was very wonderful and the best appetizer i ever had till date,trust me,you may definately not try at once hearing the wierd combo,but one should definately go for this,you will surely ask for some more,also if you dont have french/italian bread slices for your bruschetta ,try using this topping on your normal sandwhich bread slice or can have it on its own as a salad,beetroot and rocket leaves combination is so fresh and healthy.I would like to thank my friend Ramya for sharing this healthy,beautiful and gorgeous appetizer ,its been more then a month now,when she made for our family potluck as an appetizer and that day itself i took the recipe from her and since then i wanted to make it immediately.
makes 4 slices of bruschetta (2 ppl)
4 baguette slices
1 large beetrrot ,peeled and chopped into small cubes
1/4 th cup of roughly broken feta cheese ( i used lemnos brand )
handful of fresh rocket leaves
2 tsp garlic paste mix in 2-3 tsps of olive oil
salt to taste
black pepper pwd to taste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Heat olive oil,add beetroot cubes and saute repeatedly by jerking the pan till tender(it may take some time ).Brush the baguette slices with garlic and olive oil mix and toast in hot oven for 5-6 mins.Once the beetroot are sauteed,add rocket leaves,pepper pwd and salt .Spread some beetroot mix on toasted baguette slices and top it with some crumpled feta cheese and serve immediately.
pls note :
pls take care when using salt as feta cheese is very salty and u may need to add less salt accordingly in beetroot.
Sending this to the following events :
1.priya for her event bookmarked recipes-every tuesday ,now co-hosting aipi of usmasala.
2.akila for her event the dish name starts with : B
3.priya for hosting this month's healing foods-beetroot ,an event by siri.