We are just a few hours away from the 2011 Oscars so why not whip up my Red Carpet Ready Red Hot Bruschetta! This bright red appetizer combines roasted red peppers, spicy red harissa, red cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, zesty garlic and zingy lemon juice. Get my recipe and your Oscar party will be red carpet ready!..
The live red carpet is always my favorite part of Oscar Sunday. You can sense the excitement and energy in the air and gawking at the dolled up celebrities (hot and not) is always lots of fun. And of course during the red carpet show it’s always fun to have a few snazzy snacks.
This Red Hot Bruschetta is spicy-sweet with tons of flavor. Plus this bite is quite healthy since it is made with fresh ingredients, lots of garlic and heart-healthy olive oil. Dive in! It’s Oscar 2011 time!..
Red Carpet Ready Red Hot Bruschetta
makes 6 pieces
2 cloves garlic, peeled/sliced thin
5 baby or cherry tomatoes, diced
1 large roasted red pepper, sliced thin
handful of fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp spicy harissa (or sub with red pepper flakes or cayenne)
dash of ground black pepper
dash of salt
1/4 a baguette, sliced into 3/4″ rounds (enough for 6 slices)
olive oil for toasting bread
1. Toast the bread in a splash of olive oil until the edges crisp and brown. Set aside.
2. Chop your ingredients. Combine in a bowl.
3. Plate your bruschetta by spooning a Tbsp of mixture over each bread slice. Serve! Pour extra mixture in a separate bowl with a spoon or make a few more rounds.
Perfect pre-party pairing? Serve a Spicy Appletini with this bite!
Check out my Oscar-Nominee-Inspired Party Recipes!