Cherry Basil Bruschetta (AIP/Paleo) uses cherries instead of tomatoes for something unique! Top your favorite GF bread, or grilled jicama.Jump to Recipe
OK, OK, I know what you’re thinking. Wendi has gone cuh-razy. Who puts cherries and basil together? On grilled jicama???
I know. It seems weird. But hang in here with me. Cherries and basil and garlic and olive oil actually taste smashing together!
If you have journeyed long on the Paleo/AIP diet, feel free to use your favorite gluten free bread as a bruschetta base. For those in the elimination phase of AIP, I suggest trying grilled jicama in place of bread. It takes only one minute per side on the grill, and retains its crunch! To pretty it up, I used a fluted cookie cutter here – the same ones I used in my Minty Thins cookies. (Here is the link to the ones I have.)
Now for a fun fact. Did you know that the “B” word here is pronounced broo-SKET-a, not broo-SHET-a? Yep, it’s true. Many people pronounce this with the SH sound, but in Italian, the combination of the letters “sch” sounds like “SK.” (Who knew that my former life as a professional opera singer would help me in my food blogging life? 🤷🏼♀️ ) Dazzle your Italian-speaking friends by pronouncing this word correctly, and you will have made a friend for life!
Cherries and basil are both plentiful in the summertime. Here are some other recipes for you to try that use them:
Other recipes using cherries or basil
- Pesto Sauce
- Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta
- Grilled Peaches with Basil Aioli
- Mediterranean Chicken Zoodles
- Black Forest Cake
- Spinach Cherry Summer Salad
- Carob & Cherry Ice Cream
If I haven’t said so recently, I am so glad you are here. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy life to cook with me. Thank you!
As always, I am wishing you great love and deep healing!
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