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Easy Bruschettini

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Find yourself needing a quick yet impressive appetizer or finger food? Easy Vegan Bruschettini to the rescue! I was at my local sprouts doing my weekly shop on a Saturday afternoon, and happened upon an Asturi Bruschettini display case. I immediately knew that I needed a nice nosh and a glass of wine when I got home, so I grabbed a package of their Olive Oil flavor and threw it in my cart. But what was I going to put on them?

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Hummus sounded great (as it always does!) but I wanted something fancier than just dipping, so I also grabbed a couple perfectly ripe roma tomatoes and some basil. Well, actually an entire basil plant that I planned to pot as soon as I got home (spoiler alert: it’s dead), and called it a day.

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Again, not entirely true. I finished my grocery shopping first. I’m not such a lush that as soon as I think of wine and snacks I forget where I am and what I’m doing! Well, not usually anyway, haha! Oh, and the plates I used for showing off my faboo little creation? These are my fine china (she says with her pinky sticking up), I inherited them from my Grandma Barbara who I am obviously named after. She died when I was in high school, and my dad held on to them for me until I was old enough to appreciate them. And, you know, to need plates. Excuse me, I mean fine china

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I just love the delicate little pink flowers and green leaves! Of course, as it turns out this was Grandma’s least fancy set of china. I learned from some of my Aunties a while back that it came from a grocery store promotion, where each week you could collect a different piece. Which is pretty funny, because it’s still the fanciest set of dishes I ever have or probably ever will own!

Mostly, I think they’re a really nice way for me to stay connected to my Grandma and my Dad, both of whom are gone now. Every time I pull out one of these plates I think of them and smile.

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This hardly needs a recipe, but just in case, here it is!


Easy Bruschettini
Yields 18
Last minute guests? Serve them a finger food that's sure to impress!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 18 crisps (I used Asturi Bruschettini)
  2. 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  3. 8-9 large basil leaves, cut in chiffonade
  4. Your favorite hummus (I used Sprouts garlic flavor)
Instructions
  1. Top each crisp with one-ish tablespoons of hummus, then layer with the tomatoes and basil. Does it get any easier than that?
Notes
  1. These can sit for a little while, but if you make them too far ahead you risk the hummus turning your crisps soggy!
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  • Robyn B | Modern Day Missus April 2, 2014, 5:30 am

    Oh, they look adorable…. And yummy!

  • Cadry April 2, 2014, 8:23 pm

    What pretty plates! I wish they still did grocery store giveaways like that now. The little pink flowers are so pretty, and it’s such a nice everyday way to remember your grandma and dad. I love having family treasures that I can use and appreciate often.

    I would be all over these appetizers! It’s an elegant dipping alternative!

  • Heather April 24, 2014, 11:22 am

    I would have never thought to pair hummus with traditional bruschetta- so smart! I’ve always wanted fine china…maybe someday :)

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