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Need a bruschetta topping that involves mint...

yamalam Mar 26, 2010 01:25 PM

Trying to plan a mixed bruschetta platter but I have Friday brain freeze and need help!

By request, I am doing 1 traditional tomato-basil, so I don't want to do anything too similar like mint-tomato.

Thanks for your help!

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    cheesemonger Mar 27, 2010 08:49 AM

    Navy beans with garlic and mint. A little finely chopped red onion gives it a some bite and texture. In the pic I have it next to a mushroom topping, but you get the idea.

    1. r
      rcburli Mar 27, 2010 04:45 AM

      I love this selection (although called crostini).

      1. visciole Mar 26, 2010 02:25 PM

        Mushrooms go great with mint. I would finely chop mushrooms, saute with garlic, olive oil, onions if you like, maybe some wine, then add some soaked and minced dry porcini for depth of flavor, and at the end chopped mint. Something like that.

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        1. re: visciole
          jvanderh Mar 27, 2010 02:23 AM

          Fresh beans might be good too!

        2. j
          jeanmarieok Mar 26, 2010 01:56 PM

          mint, cucumber, cumin, garlic, a little greek yogurt binder?

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            jvanderh Mar 26, 2010 01:47 PM

            Do you have access to fresh peas?


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            1. re: jvanderh
              yamalam Mar 26, 2010 01:54 PM

              maybe, I'd have to check the farmer's market tomorrow...peas and mint would be good

              1. re: jvanderh
                bushwickgirl Mar 26, 2010 01:58 PM

                Or even frozen, defrosted, peas with mint make a nice topping.
                Goat cheese, fig and mint.
                Grilled eggplant puree with mint.
                Brie, pear and topped with a mint chiffonade.
                Fava bean puree with onion, chives and mint.

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