Looking for a new plant-based alternative recipe for a wine and cheese “night in”?
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Field Roast and Clif Family Winery to bring you this wine pairing and fresh take on cheesy bruschetta toasts with a plant-based twist.
Grab yourself a MiiR Wine Tumbler, pour up a glass and enjoy!
This recipe uses canned tomatoes. If you're trying to use up your summer tomatoes, you can swap out fresh tomatoes instead. Fire roast your fresh tomatoes on a grill or in the broiler, and add an extra teaspoon salt to offset the freshness.
Bruschetta Topping Recipe:
- 1, 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil, separated
- ¼ cup fresh basil, lightly packed, chiffonade
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
How to Make Crispy Toasts:
- 1 ½ TBSP olive oil
- 1, 12 in. French bread baguette, sliced into ½ inch slices
- 1 cup Field Roast Chao Creamery Creamy Original Shreds
Turn oven broiler on high.
Mix all bruschetta ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside, letting the flavors meld together.
Meanwhile, prepare your toasts. Slice off the ends of the baguette, then create ½ inch bread slices of the baguette and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Brush the top of each toast with the olive oil. Broil until the French bread slices turn a nice shade of crispy golden brown. (Note: Oven broiler temperatures vary -- keep a close eye on your toasts as some may crisp quickly.)
Remove the baguette slices from the oven and top each toast with a spoonful of bruschetta mixture. Then top with the shredded cheese.
Toasts can now be served or put back into the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Serve and enjoy!
What Wine Pairs with Bruschetta?
These Bruschetta Toasts are made even better with the perfect wine pairings from our friend at Clif Family Wines. Grab your MiiR Wine Tumbler and pour up a glass to enjoy with your snack.
Aromas of nectarine, green apple, and white peach with a touch of lychee. Gentle acidity balanced with light tannin touches the palate, finishing with lemon pith, meringue and subtle grapefruit.
This Adventure Series wine is densely colored and opens with blueberry, blackberry pie, dried herbs and a minerality reminiscent of wet stone. With a rich and dense palate, this wine has tannins you can chew on!
What to Do With Leftovers?
If you have leftover bruschetta mix (which is doubtful, honestly) you can use it to make a delicious Bruschetta-Topped Cheesy Chicken dish. Scoop the bruschetta mix over boneless skinless chicken breasts, tossed in one tablespoon olive oil. Top the chicken breast cutlets with your favorite vegan mozzarella cheese and/or Parmesan cheese. Arrange in a single layer, and bake until cooked through.