This colorful fruity bruschetta recipe is quick to make, delicious and a perfect way to celebrate all your summertime favorites. Serve over sliced and toasted whole wheat baguette or as a salsa with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Tip: Pack watermelon in the cooler for your next beach day! As the name implies, this fruit is about 92% water and is therefore a delicious hydration option for days in hot weather.
When you think of bruschetta, you might think only of tomatoes. But why not mix things up a bit? Strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe make for a refreshing and unique take on the classic appetizer.
This dish is so easy to make. In fact, it only calls for a few simple ingredients – many of which you probably already have in your kitchen during the summer. And it’s not just healthy, but also absolutely delicious. What’s not to love?
The best part about this recipe is that it can be easily customized to your liking. Don’t like one of the fruits? Swap it out for something else. Want to add some more veggies? Go for it!
This unexpected twist on bruschetta is sure to impress your guests at your next summer gathering. So go ahead and give it a try – you might just be surprised at how delicious it is!
How to Pick Good Fruits for This Berry Melon Bruschetta
When it comes to picking a cantaloupe, there are a few things you should keep in mind. For starters, you want to make sure the cantaloupe is ripe. You can tell by giving it a little squeeze – if it’s too hard, it’s not ready yet. If it’s too soft, it’s past its prime. The perfect cantaloupe will have just a bit of give to it.
Another thing to look for is the color. A good cantaloupe will be mostly uniform in color, with maybe just a few darker spots. If the cantaloupe is mostly green or white, it’s not ripe yet. And finally, you want to smell the cantaloupe before you buy it. It should have a sweet aroma – if it doesn’t smell sweet, move on to the next one.
Watermelons are a summertime staple and there’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy, ripe one. But how do you pick a good watermelon? Here are a few tips:
When picking a watermelon, look for one that is uniform in shape and has dull, not shiny, rind. You should also give it a little thump – if it sounds hollow, it’s ripe. Another indicator of ripeness is a yellow spot on the watermelon where it rested on the ground.
When it comes to weight, heftier is better – watermelons are 92% water after all. And lastly, give your nose a sniff – if it smells sweet, you’ve found yourself a winner.
When you’re at the grocery store, picking out the perfect strawberries can be tough. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best ones:
1. Look for bright, red berries that are free of blemishes.
2. Gently press on the strawberry to see if it’s ripe – it should give a little bit.
3. Avoid strawberries that have white or green spots, as these indicate they’re not ripe yet.
4. Smell the strawberry – it should smell sweet and fragrant. If it doesn’t smell good, it probably won’t taste good either.
5. Finally, take a look at the stem – it should be green and perky, not brown or wilted.
Berry Melon Bruschetta
- 8 strawberries diced
- 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced watermelon
- 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe
- 1/4 small sweet onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 3-5 basil leaves finely chopped
- Combine strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, shallot, oil, vinegar and basil in bowl. Mix well.