Cucumber Bruschetta {#SundaySupper}

cucumber bruchetta #recipe

One weekend last summer, we went to visit my parents and my mom had a big bowl of cucumber salad on the table. We ate big scoops of it on garlic bread, and it was so good! Shawn doesn’t usually like bruschetta since he hates raw tomatoes, but since this was mostly cucumber, he was able to enjoy it too. I kept saying that I wanted to make it myself, but before I knew it summer as over. I completely forgot about it until the final lunch at Eat, Write, Retreat lat month. The lunch was hosted by Williams-Sonoma, and one of the dishes we sampled was an amazing cucumber salsa that immediately reminded me that I needed to make cucumber bruschetta – stat!

cucumber bruchetta #recipe

This is a combination of the two dishes, with a tiny bit of tomato, loads of fresh basil, and just enough radish to add a little bit of crunch.  It’s great as an appetizer, a side dish, or even as a light entree stuffed into a wrap with some hummus. It’s easy to make – I made a huge batch in less than 10 minutes – and will keep in the fridge for several days. It will make  great, unique addition to your summertime barbecues!

cucumber bruchetta #recipe

Cucumber Bruschetta {#SundaySupper}
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 radishes
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 2 small whole grain baguettes
  • olive oil spray
  • garlic powder
Preparation
  1. Cut the cucumber, radishes, and tomato into a small dice (about ¼-inch) and place in a medium bowl.
  2. Chiffonade the basil by stacking several leaves on top of each other, then rolling together tightly; slice crosswise into thin strips. Add the basil, vinegar, and oil to the bowl. Toss to combine; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the baguettes into thin rounds. Spritz with olive oil spray and sprinkle lightly with garlic powder. Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet over high heat. Add the baguette, seasoned side down. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until the bread is lightly charred.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 120 Fat: 2.5 Carbohydrates: 23.6 Fiber: 2.6 Protein: 4.8

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Drummond says:

    I love everything about this recipe! I am a huge cucumber and tomato fan and topping it on bread is such a great idea!

  2. Jen @JuanitasCocina says:

    This seems so refreshing and light! Heading out to the market later…adding this to the menu!

  3. What a nice, summery dish!

  4. I have been intrigued by this recipe ever since I saw it in the forum! I love the idea of a cucumber salsa. What a great easy summer appetizer. Definitely pinning this one for later!

  5. Shannon C says:

    What a great idea! Love this!

  6. The addition of cucumbers is so unusual! Nice and fresh for those hot nights.

  7. Love the different ingredients in this bruschetta. I love anything with radishes!!

  8. Sounds terrific to me!!! My hubby doesn’t like cukes, so I’d go heavy on the tomatoes. Perfect summer nibble :)

  9. Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    I love this recipe! I will be trying it this season.

  10. What a great variation on bruschetta! Cucumbers always remind me of summer, so the flavors in this dish sound awesome!!!

  11. Family Foodie says:

    This is such a great summer dish and I would love if someone brought this to a BBQ. Bruschetta is one of our favorites, but I never add cucumber. That is definitely something I will need to try.

  12. Love love love. I’ve seen SUPER into bruschetta lately, practically making it for every meal. Although, I have so many friends who don’t like tomatoes, which makes me said because I can’t share my usual favorite bruschetta with them. Maybe they’ll like this, since the tomatoes are just bits here and there :)

  13. Ooo I think I might need to make this for the 4th of July…my cucumber-loving boyfriend will adore it!

  14. Yummmmmers!

  15. Liking this twist! We have lots of cucumbers too…

  16. Chef Di says:

    What a fun combination of flavors! So creative and refreshing!!!

  17. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts says:

    Lauren,
    This looks delicious–and I love the addition of radishes for a pip of crunch.
    I’m looking forward to cucumbers from my farm share to make some!
    Thank you.

  18. Alice Choi says:

    Love this! so healthy! I could eat bruschetta everyday. .

  19. Oh I love the twist with the cucumber! It sounds very refreshing for a hot summer day since cucumber has a high water content. Pinning!

  20. Cindys Recipes says:

    Very summer time appealing!

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