Holy smokes! Where does the time go? My Grandma is a wise woman, she’s always telling me “Elizabeth, the older you get, the faster the time flies”. Boy, she wasn’t kiddin’!
I must admit, I’m not to sad to see the June gloom pass. I’m the kinda lady who’ll take 110*F with extreme humidity any day over 60*F and rainy. Plus, with the Fourth of July right around the corner, I really want to indulge in as much outdoor time as I can with this three day weekend!
What’s on your agenda for this holiday weekend? Most of you I assume will be joining family and friends to celebrate Independence Day while enjoying some delicious eats and treats…right? Well, don’t worry about sabotaging your healthstyle because I have the perfect appetizer I’m going to share with you today.
Whether you’re headed to a neighborhood BBQ, a local park to watch the fireworks, or just sitting out on your back porch, this Sweet Basil Mushroom Bruschetta is going to be your new best friend! Why? For starters, it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes counting the quick trip into the store to grab a fresh loaf of 100% Whole Grain French Bread.
Second, it’s full of flavor and nutrition! I know chips and dip sound like the iconic holiday cookout, but #really, how many times have you had CHIPS AND DIP?! Aren’t you ready to tantalize your taste buds and give them something new to crave?
Alright, am I selling you? It’s simple, guilt free, healthy and budget friendly. For less than $5, you can have a beautiful platter with the delicious balsamic vinegar marinated mushroom and tomato mixture infused with sweet basil and paired with the ever so light and fluffy fresh bread. You’re family and friends will think you paid BIG $$$ when in actuality, you just planned ahead and #simpleswapped a little!
Sweet Basil and Mushroom Bruschetta
- 2 Roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms diced
- 2 tbsp basil chopped
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Chop and dice tomatoes and mushrooms, place in medium bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar, spices, and salt.
- Drizzle olive oil on top.
- Marinate in fridge for at least an hour for optimal flavor infusion!
Stay tuned for an Blueberry Lemonade Chiller comin’ at ya for the 4th! It’s the perfect refreshing drink to indulge in this holiday weekend.