During the summer, I love eating light, and I’m sure that most of you feel the same way. I mean, who really wants a hot, heavy meal when you’re trying to stay as cool as possible? To keep things on the lighter side, I even made some adjustments to some of our favorite meals. For example, we usually have pizza on Saturdays, but this time around, I switched things up and made a lighter bruschetta instead. This bacon, avocado, tomato and feta bruschetta is easy to make, full of flavor and costs a lot less than pizza!
I shared a recipe for tomato bruschetta last month, and the basic recipe remains the same. This kicked-up version includes chopped bacon and diced avocado, so it’s filling enough for dinner, without being overly heavy. I also added some fresh basil from our little garden, which consists of a few basil plants and tomato vines.
There’s nothing like the scent of fresh basil, and I was so happy that I was able to pick a few leaves to add to the bruschetta. I’m hoping that the pear tomatoes will be ripe enough to use next time!
When the sun began to set, it was cool enough to take these tasty treats outside. The kids had been swimming, and they were hungry enough to eat the bruschetta and not complain too bitterly about not having the traditional weekly pizza.
Whenever we have any kind of bruschetta, I always think of the Julie & Julia movie. There was the scene when Julie made bruschetta, and it just looks so, well, yummy! And, I’m fascinated with the way blogging was back then! Where was the camera, the foodie photos and everything else that pertains to a blog in this day?!
Anyway, the bruschetta was wonderful, and it’s definitely going on my list of favorite summer meals!
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!