Bruschetta Platter

by Shawnda on April 22, 2009

in Appetizers,Lighter & Healthier

Bruschetta Salad

We live for Friday night. By 6:00, we’re in comfy clothes and usually half-way through a bottle of wine. My husband usually takes out any lingering frustrations on the Xbox. I prefer just to let the vintage-of-choice take care of mine. And the Barolo did just that tonight.

Bruschetta Salad

I rarely cook on Fridays. I always menu-plan for Friday, but by the end of the week, I want nothing more than to have someone else cook my dinner and clean up. So it’s usually pizza from Locatelli’s or Candelari’s or we stay in and munch on something easy.

Tonight we opted for something easy.

Bruschetta Salad

I didn’t have to turn the oven on and heat up the kitchen. Minimal dishes to clean afterwards. All in all, a pretty perfect way to wind down on a gorgeous Friday evening.

Bruschetta Platter

A no-cook platter perfect for a lazy summer evening or date night. Scale it larger to feed a crowd.


  • 1 pint Grape tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch basil leaves, left whole or chiffonade
  • Parmesan
  • Prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • Crackers or toasted baguette slices, for serving


  1. Cut the grape tomatoes in half. For larger tomatoes, cut into thirds. Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to shave parmesan curls.
  3. Arrange tomatoes, basil, parmesan, and prosciutto slices on a platter cobb salad style.
  4. Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices. Or eat dinner with your fingers.


Yields: 2 all-evening grazing servings :)

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl April 22, 2009 at 6:03 am

I too love winding down on Friday nights for the weekend – best time ever!!


2 Patsyk April 22, 2009 at 6:03 am

I would be thrilled to have that platter to nibble on any night of the week! Gorgeous photos!


3 Joelen April 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

A cheese/sausage platter is my usual dinner with some wine as of late and I love how colorful this is!


4 dawn April 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

on those hot summer nights, this is what we eat too.
I love it!


5 Dawn Smith April 22, 2009 at 9:39 am

those photos are awesome! platter sounds delicious…right away i’m gonna get the ingredients and try it.


6 Wok Through the Fire April 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

Your Friday nights sound very similar to ours! There is nothing like a nice bottle of red and some tasty cheeses to melt away all your troubles.


7 wendy April 22, 2009 at 11:49 am

Looks wonderful! If only my DH would eat raw tomatoes. I love this kind of stuff.


8 Laura Flowers April 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I really like this idea. Perfect with a glass of wine and a mellow evening.


9 Marta April 24, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Nice relaxing Friday evening, don’t we look forward to it all week?!?!?!? This looks like the perfect way to kick off the weekend, intimate and light. The photo really caught my eye on TasteSpotting, I’m glad I found your blog, it’s so cute and beautiful!


10 Cookie April 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Pretty AND yummy! That’s my kinda dinner!


11 C April 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I wanna live at your house!


12 Amy April 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

What a lovely idea! This seems like it would be great for a party too.


13 Kylie October 31, 2009 at 6:37 pm

I made this for dinner tonight… delicious!!! That is my favorite kind of dinner.


14 Sara September 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

This is so simple and the presentation is lovely. I will be doing this tonight for a BBQ my hunnie & I are going to. Thanks for the inspiration!


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