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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
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I am an introvert by nature, which means most days you will find me on my couch with a book and my favorite cookies. It's a great place to be, and I enjoy my alone time. However, there are many moments in life that are made so much better by sharing with friends. Weddings, promotions, or even just a beautiful spring weekend are all share worthy moments. And those special moments are made even more awesome with the perfect pairing of food and wine! Prophecy Rosé was the perfect accompaniment to my homemade brushetta this week!
Sharing Memorable Moments
I absolutely love any type of appetizer or finger food. There have been many restaurant meals in my life that have included only a collection of appetizers with a side salad for the required vegetable serving! And, of course, all appetizers taste a tad bit better with the perfect wine, right? I tried out a the new Prophecy Rosé this week and if you have memorable moments to celebrate this summer, I highly recommend sharing it with your friends!
Prophecy Rose Wine
Prophecy Rosé is delicate and bright with layered flavors of red fruit, melon and citrus. It has a crisp refreshing finish that is perfect for warm nights, fun with friends, and bold appetizer flavors.
Pairing wine with food isn't always easy and I am no expert to be sure! However, I do know not to pair a bold wine with an equally bold food. Those two flavors just compete with each other. I love that the light flavors of the Prophecy Rosé allow the more intense flavors of basil and fire roasted tomatoes to really shine in the bruschetta recipe!
How to Make Bruschetta
Brushetta is basically grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. You can make many variations that include toppings like tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. There are SO many different bruschetta recipe but personally, I love the classic Italian flavor combination of basil, tomato, and cheese! Just brush sliced bread with olive oil and broil in the oven for a few minutes on either side. Then rub with a clove of garlic and sprinkle with sea salt.
Choose Easy Bruschetta Toppings
Once you have your bread oiled, toasted, and seasoned, you just need to add the toppings. To give this homemade bruschetta recipe a bit more depth, I went with a fire roasted canned tomato. Fire roasting really gives tomatoes a nice smoky depth to them. And since I am usually pressed for time, I don't fire roast them myself! Of course, if you are inviting friends over to share your memorable moments with them, you don't want to spend the whole time in the kitchen cooking for them, right?
Homemade Bruschetta Recipe
Once you have your bruschetta finished, pair with a lovely glass of Prophecy Rosé and share with friends! Your special moments will be so much more memorable when you take time to celebrate them with food and family! And Prophecy Rosé is vibrant and share worthy!
- 12 slices of French baguette, sliced into rounds
- olive oil for brushing
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- sea salt
- 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
- fresh basil, thinly sliced
- shave Parmesan cheese
- Brush both sides of your sliced baguette with olive oil. Place on a cookie sheet and broil 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Watch closely so it doesn't burn!
- Remove from oven and rub top of each slice with a clove of garlic. Sprinkle with salt.
- Add a small amount of fresh basil to each slice.
- Drain the diced tomatoes. Then, place a small spoonful on top of the basil
- Top with shaved fresh Parmesan
- Serve immediately
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1086Carbohydrates: 229gProtein: 48g
Want to try Prophecy Rosé for yourself? Just look for it in the wine aisle!
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.