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Fresh vegetables and fragrant herbs fill the air and fill people’s tummies with this mouthwatering Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe.
My story of why I created this Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe.
I created my own Bruschetta Recipe ever since I became really ill from eating it at a restaurant. While I thought it would be a safe option, I was clearly wrong. If you ask what the ingredients are inside the breading, it would probably upset you, as it did me. No wonder I got so sick.
Ever since then, I haven’t trusted any restaurant bruschetta recipe that isn’t allergy-friendly. Because if you haven’t researched the ingredients, you shouldn’t assume they are even close to something that you should consume.
After that incident, I tried many different versions and ingredient quantities until I came up with the perfect version that is absolutely delicious, along with being allergy-friendly. And best of all, this is a Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe.
Most importantly, eliminate or modify any ingredients to accommodate your dietary restrictions.
This Allergy-Friendly Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe is FREE OF:
Gluten, Oats, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Soy
For example, if you use the ingredients I suggest, then ALL FARR BETTER RECIPES are allergy-friendly and plant-based.
So what makes this delicious hearty Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe so amazing?
Did you know with this recipe format you can change the serving size which will change your ingredient quantity?
Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe
- 1 tsp dairy-free cheese sprinkle on each baguette
STEP 1 SAUTE INGREDIENTS
- In a medium-size Non-Stick Frypan/Skillet add garlic, onions, and broth. While cooking, stir occasionally for 3-5 minutes until golden/translucent. Set aside, let it cool, and then add in mixing bowl along with the bruschetta ingredients.
STEP 2 COMBINE BRUSCHETTA INGREDIENTS
- In a medium-size mixing bowl add the bruschetta ingredients. When cool, add the sauteed ingredients to the bowl, combining all the ingredients together.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour or two if you have the time. Otherwise, set aside and serve after you cook the toasted baguettes.
STEP 3 PREPARE BAGUETTES
- Heat oven to 350⁰ F.
- If using bread, cut in half and then into 1/4's. Depending on your allergy restrictions, you can use allergy-friendly baguettes to replace the gluten-free vegan bread. Cut baguette loaf into 1/4" thick pieces. Spread pieces evenly on the Non-Toxic Baking Sheet.
- Use your favorite seasoning to sprinkle on the bread. I enjoy the FBR Delightful Aromatic Italian Seasoning Blend for this recipe. See the main recipe page for recommendations. No need for oil. It turns out delicious with just the seasoning.
- Bake in the oven for 5 minutes. Cook until golden and toasted. Rub the raw garlic pieces on the toasted pieces to enhance the flavor.
- Add bruschetta mixture on top of baguettes and enjoy right away.
- If you are serving to guests, I recommend placing baguettes around a plate with your bruschetta mixture in a separate bowl. Otherwise, baguettes get soggy right away.
- See the full Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe page to choose some dairy-free cheese options.
Keep Scrolling to view Step by Step photos and Instructions
FYI: I will share with you many kitchen utensils and equipment that I use to make this recipe go quick and easy.
With that in mind, prep time on this recipe may vary depending on the kitchen equipment you use or if you cut and prep things by hand.
the photos and links for more details about the products, purchasing options, prepping ingredients, and their health benefits.
into a Medium Non-Stick Frypan/Skillet
Step 1 Sauté Ingredients
In a medium-size Non-Stick Frypan/Skillet on medium-high heat add:
5 garlic cloves minced
My favorite ‘quick and easy’ tool to use is the Garlic Twister
Similarily, find other Garlic Press and Micer’s at my Fun and Easy Kitchen Equipment page.
I like to use this tool instead of the garlic press because there isn’t any waste or lingering garlic smell in the garbage because you efficiently use the whole piece of garlic.
1/3 cup chopped onion ~ your favorite choice
1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
FBR IDEA FOR THE BROTH:
You can make homemade vegetable broth or purchase it. However, I recommend low sodium broth’s because they are much better for our health.
NEXT: Stir sauteed ingredients occasionally for about 3 minutes until golden/translucent. Set aside, let it cool and then add in mixing bowl along with the bruschetta ingredients.
Step 2 Bruschetta Ingredients
In a medium-size mixing bowl add the following bruschetta ingredients:
1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes fresh
pick your favorite color to add variety in this dish.
How to prepare tomatoes:
Most importantly, it’s a good idea to wash your tomatoes because they are a part of the “Dirty Dozen” list.
Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to EWG’s analysis.
1. Again, it’s very important to wash them thoroughly with Earth’s Natural Fruit & Vegetable Wash to clean 95% or more of the chemicals and toxins off your produce.
Above all, this is my ♥favorite veggie wash and has my stamp of approval. Click the photo or the link to order yours today. I just did. It’s a great gift-giving idea.
Furthermore, it must be amazing if Twin Cities Live shared it with everyone!
2. Chop the tomatoes by hand with a knife
Or with the Food Chopper Scissors
However, for your convenience, purchase BPA-free canned diced tomatoes. Drain the canned tomatoes and add them to the bowl.
This is my favorite brand. And I found it to be the least expensive in my area. I order a case at a time at my local coop because they offer discounts for case orders.
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
For instance, have you considered growing your own herb garden? This Herb Seed Pod Kit has been so much fun for us and saves us tons of money. There is less waste as you clip the basil as needed, not to mention, always fresh for the dish. Thank you Auntie Kitty♥!!
In addition, if you love the herb garden, you will definitely enjoy these Herb Scissors. You will want to use them all the time to cut any of your fresh herbs. It is very gentle on the leaves giving you a beautiful fragrant smell and savory flavor to your meals.
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Farr Better No-Salt Seasoning
Note: if you want salt, I recommend 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt as a substitute for the no-salt seasoning.
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Gently stir ingredients together. If you have time, cover and refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.
Step 3 Prepare Baguettes
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Firstly, find your favorite allergy-friendly plant-based bread.
Furthermore, the one we use most to accommodate my family’s allergies and illnesses is the Millet & Chia flavor. It tastes great and freezes well. We don’t eat bread often so we keep it fresh and lasting longer by freezing it.
Secondly, use a non-toxic baking sheet and get 7 slices of gluten-free bread. Cut the bread into 1/4’s. Place evenly on a baking sheet.
Depending on your food sensitivities, you can use a vegan baguette brand to replace the bread. Cut baguette loaf into 1/4″ thick pieces.
Thirdly, sprinkle your favorite seasoning on the bread pieces. Here are my recommendations:
No need for oil. It turns out delicious with just the seasoning.
Fourthly, bake for about 5 minutes until lightly toasted
Fifthly, rub the raw garlic pieces on the toasted pieces to enhance the flavor.
Final Step: Assembly of the Farr Better Easy Bruschetta Recipe
If serving for a party, it’s a good idea to put the bruschetta mixture in a separate bowl. Otherwise, if you put it on the bread, it will become soggy right away.
Place the toasted pieces on a platter
Or, by all means, plate to eat right away.
Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese
Dairy-Free Feta Cheese See the Dairy-Free Cheese page and scroll down to see the ‘Feta Block’ they are also calling ‘Greek White Block’ that we love to use. I order this by the case to get my discount at the local coop.
Dairy-Free Ricotta Cheese I will refer you to their website.
See below for some interesting facts about where bruschetta originated and topping ideas.
Interesting Facts about Bruschetta
Bruschetta originated in Italy during 15th century. However, the dish can be traced back to Ancient Rome, when olive growers would bring their olives to a local olive press and taste a sample of their freshly pressed oil using a slice of bread. From Wikipedia
11 Facts about Bruschetta
The food is made using garlic-rubbed grilled bread which is then topped with pepper, salt, olive oil, and tomatoes. Some may use basil leaves to add to their taste.
There may be variations in toppings such as cheese, cured meat, beans, vegetables, mozzarella, or onion.
Bruschetta is also a healthy food because it contains fresh tomatoes. 1/4th of a medium-size tomato as served in Bruschetta consists of only 6 calories and trace amounts of fat. It also contains trace amounts of vitamins A, C, and K, folate and fiber.
One Bruschetta also consists of one serving of fresh basil leaves. One serving equals 5 basil leaves that contain a total of 1 calorie, 10.4 micrograms vitamin K (that covers nearly 12% of our daily requirement), trace amounts of vitamins A & C, potassium, and folate. Basil is rich in flavonoids, which are nothing antioxidants responsible for preventing structural damage of cells and thereby prevents the risk of cancer.
More facts can be found at Facts Legend