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Grilled Goat Cheese Crostini with Tomato & Olive Bruschetta

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Grilled Goat Cheese Crostini with Tomato & Olive Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a summery treat taking advantage of ripe, juicy tomatoes. Mix it up by adding in kalamata olives for a fresh new twist on a classic favorite.

Active Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Amount: 12 servings

Ingredients:

3 cups chopped tomatoes

½ cup Culinary Circle® Shredded Parmesan Cheese

1/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives

¼ cup diced red onion

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

- Essential Everyday™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

1 tablespoon Essential Everyday Balsamic Vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

12 (½-inch) slices Culinary Circle Rustic Italian Bread (about 1 loaf)

1 large clove garlic

1 (4 ounce) package Culinary Circle Soft Goat Cheese

Directions:

1. In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, olives, onion, basil, 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar and garlic; salt and pepper to taste.

2. Prepare grill to medium heat. Lightly brush bread slices with olive oil. Pierce garlic clove with fork; set aside.

3. Place bread on grill; grill, turning once, until toasted (about 2 minutes). Remove from grill and rub tops of bread with garlic clove.

4. Spread with goat cheese and top with bruschetta.

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