Cherry Bruschetta

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Adapted from www.nwcherries.com

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Alpicella sourdough baguettes, baked and sliced ½ an inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ cups pitted sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow sweet pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces Ballard Family Dairy Danish Pearl cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Toast baguette slices in 350-degree oven for 5 minutes. Turn, brush with olive oil and bake on other side for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine cherries, cilantro, pepper, onion, lime juice, lime peel, garlic, salt, pepper and remaining olive oil; mix well. Top each baguette slice with thin slice of cheese. Return to oven and heat just until cheese begins to soften (3-5 minutes). Remove from oven and top each baguette slice with a heaping tablespoon of cherry mixture and sprinkle with basil. Serve warm or cold.