Cherry Heirloom Bruschetta With Garlic-Herb Artichoke Cream Cheese

Aug 3, 2016 | Healthy Living

Though small, cherry heirloom tomatoes pack a big punch, with exceptional antioxidant qualities plus vitamin B-6 to support cognitive development and brain function.

Cherry Heirlooms and Marinade

by Mainline Ale House
Yield: 3-6
Ingredients:

  • ¼ lb. cherry heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh thyme
  • 1 cup fresh oregano
  • ¼ cup diced shallots
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Instructions:
Start this recipe the night before serving. Halve the cherry heirlooms and set aside. Mix all ingredients for the marinade, then pour over heirlooms and let sit overnight.

Artichoke Cream Cheese

by Mainline Ale House
Yield: 3-6
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ lb. artichoke hearts
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 T. fresh garlic
  • 2 T. fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:
For the artichoke cream cheese, let the cream cheese get to room temperature, then mix with remaining ingredients until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Balsamic Gastrique (Glaze)

by Mainline Ale House
Ingredients:

  • 3 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup honey

Instructions:
Make your balsamic glaze by bringing the balsamic and honey to a boil, then to a simmer. Reduce until it reaches a syrup consistency.

Cherry Heirloom Bruschetta With Garlic-Herb Artichoke Cream Cheese

by Mainline Ale House
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6
Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread, sliced
  • Cherry Heirlooms and Marinade
  • Artichoke Cream Cheese
  • Balsamic Gastrique (Glaze)

Instructions:
Construct your bruschetta by grilling bread slices, then spreading a generous spoonful of artichoke cream cheese on each one. Top bruschetta with marinated cherry heirlooms and balsamic glaze.

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