The summer harvest has begun and with it comes a a time of sharing. So gather up those extra tomatoes, a few sprigs of basil and bundle up a Bruschetta Bouquet for a good friend. Fill a jar with tomatoes, put a few basil stems in a florist’s water vial and wrap it up with a ribbon and a tag sporting a recipe for your favorite variation of bruschetta. For my bouquets I used a couple of Wek jars that I found at Williams-Sonoma. I think they are adorable and versatile and will make great gifts.
If you’re interested in whipping up a batch from one of my favorite recipes, give this a go:
This recipe is what makes the gift of a Bruschetta Bouquet one of the most delicious gifts of summer. It beats the heck out of a zucchini!
Sometimes I smear the pre-toasted bread with a bit of cream cheese or a small chunk of fresh mozzarella, toast it and top it with your tomato mixture.