Black Pepper-Basil Farmer's Cheese Bruschetta with Tomato

Black Pepper-Basil Farmer's Cheese Bruschetta with Tomato
Black Pepper-Basil Farmer's Cheese Bruschetta with Tomato

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 8

    ounces fresh farmer's cheese

  • 1/4

    cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1

    teaspoon fresh lemon zest

  • 1

    teaspoon salt, plus more for bread

  • 1/2

    teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for bread and garnish

  • 8

    slices French baguette, sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

  • 4

    whole cloves garlic

  • 8

    cherry tomatoes, quartered

Directions

Place cheese, basil, and lemon zest in a food processor and process until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and pulse 2 times to incorporate. Heat grill to high. Brush bread with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and rub with garlic cloves. Grill bread on each side for 1 minute or until slightly charred. Spread each slice with some of the farmer's cheese mixture and top with tomato and more cracked black pepper.

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