Let’s talk about sexy. For me sexy means confidence. Am I right ladies & gents? There is nothing sexier than when a person is confident in themselves. Not to brag but (okay maybe a little 😎 ), my husband is the epitome of sexy. He is probably the most confident person I have ever known or loved. Me, on the other hand…I struggle with confidence, but it has gotten better as I’ve grown older, and even this blog helps. I truly believe some folks are innately born with confidence spewing out of their pours, where some just struggle all their lives building it. No matter where you think you are on the sexy spectrum, I promise after you make my “Sexy Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze” you will be the most confident cook on the block. In turn, your significant other will look at you and say to him/herself, “Wow.”
I made this “sexy” bruschetta last week and I took these photos with my phone. I didn’t really plan on posting this recipe, but it just looked so good, and my husband loved it so much. When I was trying to figure out a title for it I thought of my husband and the name “Sexy Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze” was born.
This gorgeous fresh appetizer would be perfect as a snack, or as a meal. The crunchy bread, savory tomato and feta mixture is perfectly balanced with the sweet balsamic glaze. Whatever you do, don’t skip making the glaze. It’s really simple to make (see below).
I can not take full credit for the entire recipe, although I did adjust things to my liking. I learned how to make the original bruschetta and balsamic glaze recipe here: Balsamic Glaze Video.
- 1-2 baguettes or your favorite bread (Use fresh 1/2 inch slices or toast into a crostini explained below.)
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (I used reduced fat, but authentic is probably better.)
- 1/4 cup diced onion (Any onion will be good.)
- 1 tablespoon dried basil (If using fresh chop up a handful of leaves.)
- 2 cloves finely diced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- basic balsamic glaze to pour over before serving (Simple recipe explained below, you will need 1 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, pinch of salt.)
Prepare tomato mixture:
In a medium bowl mix chopped tomatoes, feta, onion, basil, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper
Slice baguette with serrated knife in 1/2 and then slice the halves into 2 inch long slices. If using other bread just be sure it's thick cut.
Heat up a non-stick skillet to medium heat.
Place as many slices of bread onto the skillet that will fit flat.
Brush olive oil all over slices, and turn over with hands before they get too hot.
Brush olive oil over the top side.
Watch the bottom side, and turn over after a nice brown crust develops.
Develop that brown crust on both sides and use tongs to place crostini on a plate to cool.
Prepare balsamic glaze:
In a small pan combine 1 cup balsamic vinegar with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Heat on medium heat until it thickens to a "syrup" which can take approximately 15 minutes.
Assemble your Sexy Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze by adding tomato mixture with a small spoon on top of bread, and then drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top like photo shows.
(I found the original recipe on Don't go Bacon My Heart, but mine has been modified to my liking.)
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Looks fabulous and so yummy. Have these two on hold for next week.
Thanks Julie needed something new to serve.
Happy to help, Darlene!!
Ohhhh yummmy, and I love that they are sexy and they know it! LOL
Can I make this a day ahead and put it together the day of?
I’m thinking yes, just heat up the sauce!