Wednesday, May 12, 2010

085.


I'm all for healthy eating.
Sure, I love brownies and cookies and chocolate,
but I adore salads and foods that aren't fat laden.

So when I was contacted by La Casa about reviewing their bocconcini products,
I knew I wanted to come up with at least one healthy recipe.

Bocconcini is a delicately flavoured fresh cheese that is a Pasta Filata (also known as a stretched curd). In Italy, it's usually made with water buffalo milk, however La Casa use cow's milk in their bocconcini.

We had a small barbeque for mother's day and I was looking for something that was fresh and light.
I knew I had some cherry tomatoes as well as the La Casa Cherry Bocconcini and a loaf of fresh, crusty bread.
So I decided to do a simple twist on the usual Bruschetta.
Bocconcini Bruschetta 

1 Loaf Fresh Bread, sliced (any type would do)
250 grams Cherry Tomatoes, quatered
1 Tub La Casa Cherry Bocconcini, drained (Available at Coles)
1 Clove Garlic, cut in half
Olive oil

First I grilled the bread slices until they were firm enough to rub with the fresh garlic. I then drizzled the bread with olive oil and returned them to the oven to toast some more under the grill.
While the bread was grilling, I tore up the Cherry Bocconcini - you could slice it or leave it whole - and then tossed it with the quartered cherry tomatoes, olive oil and some salt and pepper.
Then all you have to do is arrange the toasted bread and top with the tomato bocconcini mixture.

I would definitely add some basil, however, I didn't have any at the time.
Another idea would be to spread some basil pesto onto the toasted bread for extra flavour!

Super simple.
Super fast.
Super light.
Perfect!

Now, I want to know -
What's your favourite thing to do with bocconcini?
Your idea may just end up here :)


Kristy received La Casa Del Formaggio products courtesy of La Casa,
If you'd like a review of your products - Send an email to ksayerphotography@gmail.com

8 comments:

  1. Hey, this is the brand I normally pick up from the supermarket! For me it's usually sliced on top of a pizza margherita but sometimes I toss it through warm pasta with bacon/chorizo and peas - it goes half melted and stretchy =)

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  2. I love bocconcini on pizza but that pasta idea sounds delicious!

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  3. Sounds just perfect for a summer's meal in the garden.

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  4. Definitely! Mother's day was actually the last summery day here, so it was perfect

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  5. Wow.. nice! I love bocconcini and I use ciabatta to make bocconcini and grilled tomato sandwiches. This sounds fresh and easy - must try soon! Thanks for the recipe! - Toni

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  6. as strange as it sounds, i can eat bocconcini straight out of the tub :)

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  7. I could probably do the same. I loveee cheese.

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