It's not a party without a winning appetizer! Using summer's star fruit, tomatoes, with LFK's Backyard Blend, you can make a bruschetta that is not your average starter.
Developed by husband-and-wife team Chelsi and Sean Lemaster, Lemaster Family Kitchen (LFK)'s spices are made with the freshest ingredients, focusing on making home cooking easy and affordable. When you add their backyard blend to your typical bruschetta mix, a combination of onion, peppercorns, chilis and more, you'll never want to make it any other way!
LFK's Backyard Blend Bruschetta
Your new favorite bruschetta—made with a little heat and punch!
¼ French baguette crosscut into 1/2” crostini (roughly 12 pieces)
3 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil
2 vine ripe tomatoes diced to ¼” (heirloom if possible), roughly 1 cup
3 cloves of garlic (2 smashed and peeled, 1 smashed and finely diced)
¼ onion finely diced
2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar (optional)
1 tablespoon of Backyard Blend
2 tablespoons of chopped basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using the 2 smashed and peeled garlic cloves, rub bread slices on all sides with garlic.
Place garlic rubbed bread into a large mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of Backyard Blend to mixing bowl and toss until oil and seasoning are evenly distributed on bread.
Place bread on a backing sheet and bake on middle rack for 5-8 min, testing regularly until desired crunchiness.
Using the same mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and gently mix until well-integrated and salt and pepper to taste.
Place crostini on a serving platter and spoon tomato mixture onto them and serve.