Mango bruschetta with a tantalizing balsamic glaze drizzled on top of a warm grilled ciabatta is a perfect way to show love to the king of fruits..Its fun, fast and fabulous!!
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for us to grow sharper” – Yeats.
One of those magic things in my opinion is compassion and generosity of spirit. Yes, the world is a many splendorous thing..it often evokes feelings of awe in me. That perfect glow of the golden hour..the innocence of a laughing child..the joy of sharing with your loved ones and even faded old flowers sitting in the corner of your room, it all makes me feel extremely grateful to God and my friends.
So, long time!! How have you all been?? I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you are all doing great. Atleast I hope so..I have been on a break..and man does it feel good to come back here and talk to you guys again. I have been away, but I have missed this too much. Cooking after all is a way of life for me (just like its for you) and no matter what one cant stay away from one’s true love for too long. It beckons you with sidelong glances and sometimes helps you grow up. It makes you get up , and try again. No matter how hard the fall. You learn and grow from your mistakes..and really hope life gives you a second chance.
Its mostly the simple things that draw my attention. After all someone rightly said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. With that thought in mind, when i saw these mangoes lying in my refrigerator,I knew i wanted something simple. The first thought that crossed my mind was pannacotta but given that I am not much of a sweet tooth I quickly dropped that idea. By the time I finished mulling over things,I was already super hungry and didn’t want to wait. That’s when I decided to simply make a bruschetta from the mangoes!! Yay. Problem solved.
After all there is nothing to a bruschetta really,is there?? Simply grill a slice of ciabatta or any French loaf , spread some cream cheese, pile on a delicious topping and drizzle some sauce…and yes, ready in ten minutes! Win win in my books.
For this particular dish, I kept things really simple. Just some fresh burst of sweet fruits likes mangoes coupled with juicy moscato,tiny bits of red bell pepper and salty mozzarella drizzled with a simple balsamic glaze (which is nothing but balsamic vinegar boiled down with honey)
Result?? Empty platter in a matter of minutes!
Bonus?? Perfect for parties or anytime you have surprise guests at home!
- Ciabatta or any French loaf- 1, cut into diagonal slices of ½ inch thickness.
- Ripe mangoes diced - 2 (depending on the size)
- Red Bell Pepper, chopped into tiny bits - ¼
- Moscato grapes sliced - 5
- Cream cheese spread - as needed to spread on the slices.
- Mint leaf - a handful
- Mozzarella cheese, thinly slices- as garnish.
- Balsamic glaze - to drizzle on.
- Red chillie flakes and garlic salt to sprinkle on.. a big pinch of both
- Start by making the balsamic glaze.
- In a saucepan, boil 1 cup of balsamic vinegar with about ½ cup of honey till it reached a syrupy consistency. Set aside to cool.
- Next chop up the fruits.
- Grill the sliced bread till crispy, spread cream cheese as much as desired.
- Pile up the fruit on it..add a few mint leaves, and place mozzarella on it.
- Drizzle with the balsamic glaze,sprinkle some garl salt and red chillie flakes as desired and serve immediately.
- Bon appetit!!