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FIORE Pepper & Eggplant Goat Cheese Bruschetta

  • 1 fresh baguette
  • 1 medium sized eggplant, diced small
  • 1 cup diced roasted red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons FIORE Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 oz. good quality goat cheese, room temp
  • ½ cup FIORE Medium Intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste FIORE Italian Herb Balsamic

In a non-stick sauté pan heat 1 tablespoon of Garlic Olive Oil and add garlic, sauté for a bit; be careful not to brown, then add eggplant; sauté until tender and slightly golden. Add peppers, half of chopped parsley, salt and pepper to taste, allow to heat through; remove from heat.

Slice baguette on a bias about ½ inch thick. In a nonstick sauté pan or griddle heat 1-2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a time to brown the baguette slices on both sides.

Spread a tablespoon of the softened goat cheese onto toasted baguette slices; followed by a tablespoon of the slightly warm eggplant and peppers.

To finish drizzle with Balsamic; sprinkle with remaining parsley.