I made this last Friday after my grocery shopping trip… It was too late for dinner so instead I wanted to have something that my husband and I can munch on for a late night “dinner.”
How did I arrive to my conclusion of making Armenian Bruschetta? Well, I wanted to use the Armenian loaf of bread I had purchased from the store… but make something easy, simple but yet very appetizing. When I opened my fridge, I noticed my lonely pomegranate and decided to make a bruschetta. I thought since Armenians admire pomegranates so much, I will try to make this bruschetta with some Armenian influence.
Before I share the recipe with all of you, I wanted to thank some my food blogger friends that have crowned me on their blog with a “A Lovely Blog Award.” I feel very touched and grateful that I can inspire them like they inspire me. They all have a place in my blogging heart. Please visit their sites and find out more about them and their aspiring posts.
1. Becky from Baking and Cooking, a Tale of Two Loaves
2. Dimah from Orange Blossom Water
3. Anca from Bistro Gerard
4. Victoria from Mission: Food
1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link, and thank them.
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers, whose bogs you admire. – See below for my 15 faves.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.
As you can see it’s sort of like a chain blog game… but with appreciation in mind. The blogs that I have chosen below can stop the chain if they please… but I feel like sharing with everyone who inspires me in the food world. So here is who I crown with the Lovely Blog Award: they are all beautiful in their own way. You need to check them out for yourself and you will see why.
- Joumana @ Taste of Beirut
- Anna @ Chef Wanabe
- Cristina @ From Buenos Aires to Paris
- Linda @ Salty Seattle
- Silvia @ Citron et Vanille
- Aarti @ Aarti Paarti
- Doreen @ Dining with Doreen
- Marisa @ Cook’s Book
- Chef Zen @ Zen Can Cook
- Chef Dennis @ More Than a Mount Full Culinary Journey
- Christiane @ The Mom Chef
- Black Book Kitchen Diaries
- Brian @ A Thought for Food
- Amanda @ The Cilantropist
- Joy @ Joylicious
Now back to the recipe:
Armenian Bruschetta with Pomegranates & Mint
Tomato & Pomegranate topping
- 4 to 5 cups tomato, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 pomegranate, cleaned
- 1 green chili, seeded and diced
- handful of parsley, chopped
- handful of mint, chopped
- 1 tbsp, red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp pomegranate molasses
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- fleur del sel or salt to taste
- 2 loafs of bread (if can’t locate Armenian bread, then Ciabatta or French baguette will work as well)
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced
- olive oil
Serve with Nabulsi or Feta Cheese
Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
Tomato & Pomegranate topping:
Combine all the ingredients and adjust seasoning based on your preference.
Slice the bread across and top with olive oil, garlic and salt. Bake in the oven around 5 to 7 minutes until the bread seems toasted.
Remove the bread slices from oven and top with tomato and pomegranate topping and serve with your favorite cheese.