Amish Gorgonzola Salad Bruschetta

Makes 16 servings.

Ingredients:

Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Toasts:
  • 1 8” baguette, sliced into 1/2” rounds
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
Topping:
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 1/3 c. lettuce, cut chiffonade style
  • 4 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled

Instructions:

To Make the Dressing:

Add olive oil, garlic, gorgonzola, vinegar, water, sugar and hot sauce in a small blender and pulse until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

To Make the Toasts: 

Preheat oven to 400° F. Place baguette rounds on parchment covered baking sheet and brush each with olive oil. Bake 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and rub each piece with garlic clove. Place toasts on a serving platter.

To Make the Topping:

Coarsely chop the tomatoes and place in a medium bowl. Add bacon, lettuce and gorgonzola and stir to combine. Top with dressing and stir to combine, adding more as needed to reach the desired consistency.

To serve, top each toast with a heaping spoonful of the mixture and place on serving platter.
2014 Salemville® “How Do You Blue” recipe contest finalist - entry courtesy of Donna-Marie Ryan