living abroad, traveling and fresh food inspirations

Fresh Fruit Bruschetta

After being home in the States and experiencing the Pacific Northwest spring weather for the first time in over 6 years I forgot how absolutely beautiful it is!  The flowers and trees are in fuller bloom than here in Germany and it was wonderful sitting in the yard taking in all the floral smells and fresh green air.  Living in city centers for the past 7 years, I can truly appreciate what a treasure this is!  So while I was home enjoying the luxury of having Whole Foods around the corner, and seeing all the fresh organic seasonal produce, I had the inspiration to make a full fruit treat. Theses Fresh Fruit Bruschettas are refreshing and sweet with a small twist of lime flavor.  They are so beautiful and appealing looking and not to mention healthier for you and these are so versatile that they can be served as a starter, breakfast, dessert or snack!

Fresh Fruit Bruschetta

Fresh Fruit Topping

  • 1 c Strawberries, cubed
  • 1 c Kiwi, cubed
  • 1 c Mango, cubed
  • 10-12 Blackberries

Gently mix all the fruit in a bowl and set aside.

Cucumber Baguette

  • 1 Cucumber

Cut the cucumber vertically into 1/4 inch thick slices.  This will create 10-12 slices depending on how long the cucumber is.

Agave Citrus Dressing

  • 1 tbls Lime juice
  • 2 tbls Agave Nectar

Lightly mix the lime juice and Agave Nectar in a bowl being sure to give it an additional stir before serving.

To assemble, plate the cucumbers and top with 2 tbls of the Fresh Fruit Topping.  To keep the blackberry in place cut a toothpick in half and stick the half into the center of the Fresh Fruit topping and gently push down the blackberry on the toothpick.  Drizzle the Agave Citrus Dressing over the top of the Bruschettas and sprinkle with Lime Zest.

Makes 10-12 Bruschettas

2 responses

  1. marita

    I absolutely love seeing your creations and wish I could have a taste. Next time you come to see your mom, I would enjoy meeting you. I work with her and she shows me your yummy recipes. You are one talented woman.
    Come to Portland and set up shop. I would order from you in a heart beat! I am always hungry after I see your new food creations.
    Carry on,
    Geri Early RN, PACU

    May 4, 2010 at 18:16

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