Here’s a refreshing and easy snack, inspired by the movie Julie and Julia. One of my favorite scenes in that movie, besides the scenes of Meryl Streep waxing rhapsodic over some perfectly cooked piece of food, is when Julie Powell makes these delicious looking bell-pepper bruschetta. What a great idea! Bruschetta made with sweet bell peppers instead of tomatoes! In the movie, Julie toasts the baguette in a skillet before piling on the diced vegetables, and when her husband bites into the bruschetta, he raves about how good it is, which of course is the first step in prompting Julie to start her famous blog… and the rest is history.
This is the perfect midnight snack, in my opinion. Couldn’t tell you why, but I just feel like I would like some bell pepper bruschetta late at night just before bed.
Red Bell Pepper Bruschetta
1 sweet red bell pepper
1 small tomato (or 1/2 large one)
1/4 medium red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
a drizzle of lemon juice
8-10 slices of baguette
butter for spreading
Dice up all the vegetables and toss in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice, and a sprinkle of salt (to taste).
Spread both sides of each baguette slice with butter and brown in a skillet over low-medium heat until golden brown on each side.
Top baguette with diced vegetables. Enjoy!