Who says July is the only month I can show my patriotism? 😉
I happen to be quite fond of the colors of my country…
Especially when they’re the colors in my most recent snack obsession…
Sweet and juicy summer berries…
Marinated in a mix of balsamic, honey, garlic, and basil…
Sitting atop toasty baguette with a dollop of fresh ricotta!
And who ELSE is to say it’s unacceptable to post more than TEN pictures of the same thing in ONE blog post??
I do love my country, but honestly, this was just an attempt to lure you in with a catchy post title and then get you drooling in 100 words or less!
Soooooo, did it work?? 😉
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour chill time
Keywords: raw appetizer snack vegetarian summer
Ingredients (2 cups)
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chiffonade (leaves rolled up and cut into ribbons)
- Toasted baguette and ricotta for serving
1. Combine all the berries in a medium-sized bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey, and garlic and then drizzle over berries.
3. Stir in basil, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow flavors to develop.
4. Serve on toasted baguette spread with fresh ricotta
If you had to pick just ONE, what would be your favorite summer berry?
I love them all, but strawberries are number ONE!
Have you ever tried a non-traditional bruschetta or a sweet/savory fruit salad?
They look so pretty and cute! I am obsessed with berries, so anything berries is a winner in my books!
Hmm don’t make me choose! Probably blueberries or raspberries or strawberries (how’s that for choosing!).
That looks delicious!! Berries aren’t really in season here at the moment which is annoying but seeing this is making me count down till they are back in season and not so pricey.
I agree, strawberries are my fav! I love strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and raspberries in a spinach salad with chicken – but i’ve never even thought of using fruit for a bruschetta! Definitely going to try this for the next family gathering 🙂
You happen to be quite fond of the colors of your country, and I happen to be quite fond of this whole recipe 🙂
They look beautiful!
These are too cute! I may not be a ricotta fan, but I’m sure I could find an easy sub. Perhaps cream cheese, goat cheese with honey, or whatever else. Yum!
Oh yes!! Now I want to try it with goat cheese!
This is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. For reals.
Except, the basil turns this bruschetta into a nationalist statement for the country of Azerbaijan, whose flag colors are red, white, blue, and green. Yes, I Googled it. Yes, I’m a little shit.
Also, please feed me ricotta and berries with a spoon.
Hahaha! I love you, you little shit! xoxo
Gorgeous darling! Just beautiful!
It worked quite well 😉 I love bruschetta in any form, so these look amazing. Favourite berry will always be blueberries!
What a great idea, you’re so creative! And they look so pretty, the DESERVE 10 pictures!
How stinkin’ cute are these? I love them! They are SO Summer, too!
that’s so awesome babe! i had no idea before opening your page that it would be a bruschetta made with berries! what a great idea 😀 i love it! i love berries so much and seriously could not pick a favourite. my top two are raspberries and blueberries. blueberries MIGHT win.
gorgeous pics!! my favorite berry is the cherry. does that count? i love subbing fruit for tomatoes – peaches are one of my most-done fruity subs. they make a great caprese!
did you MAKE the fresh ricotta??? 😉
Ohhhh, I’ve never thought to do a peach caprese! Sounds delish! And I’m sorry to disappoint, but Publix made the ricotta for me! I really do want to try making it myself though…it’s just so hard to find the time since I’m always in Nashville with the man-friend on my days off! I may just have to make him sous chef one day soon! 😉
Yum! Looks and sounds amazing! We’ve been loving berries lately and I just picked up a bunch of organic raspberries, blackberries and blueberries from Costco!
This is such a unique use for summer berries! I seriously love them all, but if I had to choose a favourite it would have to be blueberries.
I like pairing mangoes with feta for a sweet/savory bruschetta or salad!
Blueberries! Hands down 😀 In fact, fresh blueberries are one of the main things that taste like summer to me… probably because when I was growing up, we’d only get the fresh ones around this time of the year. All other times it was frozen, which, while delicious, aren’t nearly as swoonworthy.
This is so festive, Heather! I love it!
ahhhh i love you. been craving bruschetta all summer and obviously can’t eat tomatoes so it’s just been off limits. beautifully done!
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Yep, you had me salivating. Raspberries are my favorite summer berry. They make me happy. This looks absolutely amazing. Gorgeous in fact.
I made strawberry bruschetta awhile back, and it was lick the plate good.
Holy wow this looks amazing!!!!
Yep. Love it. I would add some mint, though. Mostly because I want to add mint to every fruit I can find. 😉
Ohh, I didn’t think to add mint! I just picked up a little mint plant at the store the other day (because it was the same friggin’ price as a bag of it!..?!) so I’ll have give it a try!
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