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A Little Lemon {Recipe: Lemon Basil Bruschetta}

Lemon Basil Bruschetta by www.dineanddish.netThere was a time when I would sign up to bring anything to a party BUT an appetizer. I’ve never been very good at appetizers, until I discovered the ease and versatility of Bruschetta.

This Lemon Basil Bruschetta was the perfect idea to take to my friend, Liz’s, Virtual Baby Shower! I’m sure you know Liz from The Lemon Bowl, right? She’s having another baby boy very soon and a few of her friends and I decided to throw her a virtual baby shower to celebrate!

AsherI’m all for baby showers and people having babies and all, but I really must confess that I’m a little annoyed with Liz for having another boy… she’s kind of got the market on cuteness with her first son, Asher. I’m not sure what she’s trying to pull bringing more cute into the world. Sounds like some kind of crazy blog stunt to me! (That’s Asher, hanging out with me in Michigan this summer… little did I know at that point that he’s kind of a ladies man and I’m pretty sure has long forgotten about me by now. I still love him though!)

Lemon Basil Bruschetta by dineanddish.netSo Liz, my friend, I love you to pieces and hope you have the most wonderful surprise baby shower day, ever! I can’t wait to meet your newest addition…he’s pretty darn lucky to have a mama like you!

For the Lemon Basil Bruschetta recipe, head down to the bottom of the post, but before that, please take a moment to click around and check out all the friends who brought some tasty treats to Liz’s Surprise Baby Shower! And make sure you stop by The Lemon Bowl and give Liz a big congratulations. I know she would love to hear from you!





Main Dish


Lemon Basil Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 12 slices

Lemon Basil Bruschetta

Try this simple Lemon Basil Bruschetta for a fresh tasting, delicious appetizer.


  • 1 Bakery Fresh French Loaf, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 bunch purple or green basil, torn into small pieces
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup pure honey


  1. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil and then rub with smashed garlic cloves.
  2. Place under the preheated broiler in your oven for 3 minutes, or until toasted.
  3. Toss goat cheese and basil in a small bowl. Top each piece of toasted bread with cheese/basil mixture.
  4. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze fresh lemon juice moderately over each piece of bruschetta.
  5. Drizzle each slice with honey. Serve.
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  1. I’m such a lemon fanatic that I am loving all of these recipes for Liz! I can’t wait to try this bruschetta.

  2. It was so nice of you guys to organize this baby shower for Liz! This brucshetta is the perfect way to kick off the celebration! :D It was a pleasure bringing goodies to the shower with you, Kristen!

  3. This sounds wonderful! Such great bright and light flavours – perfect for a party for Liz!

  4. I LOVE how simple and easy this is. Looks amazing!

  5. You know, I have never actually made bruschetta. I am not sure why, I mean toasted bread and cheese? Totally my kind of thing! This look so good and fresh. I bet Liz would love it! It is the perfect thing for her baby shower!

  6. Gorgeous, Kristen! (And I recognize that cutting board!) :)

    Thanks so much for helping throw this fun shower for Liz!!

  7. I’ve always loved bruschetta – this sounds like a fun twist on the dish!

  8. This looks soooo good, Kristen!!

  9. I am so with you on the appetizer thing… I would never volunteer! Maybe I will have to try now that you have such a great recipe! :)

  10. LOL My pregnancy stunt!!!! I am dying over this photo of you and Asher. It is true perfection. I don’t want to make you feel badly but he asks about you daily. I have to keep assuring him you’ll be back soon but I don’t think he’s buying it. ;-) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for putting this together with the girls!! I am honestly smiling so big my cheeks hurt. And then sobbing when I read the posts – lol. LOVE YOU!! xoxox

  11. Isn’t Asher the best?!?! These bruschetta look amazing. And your photos are goooooooorgeous. ;)

    Thanks for helping me throw this bash! :)

  12. Asher is such a little cutie! And I love these little lemon/basil toasts! So perfect for a baby shower… or any party.

  13. I just love Liz to pieces and I mean double the adorable because Asher and a little lemon is just gonna be too much cuteness to handle!! This is perfection for LIz’s shower!

  14. I love appetizers like this!! And simple is best in my opinion – always :) thanks for hosting this, Liz is the best, I know she’s feeling the love today!!


  15. Ok thanks for not linking me and mentioning that that’s my slouchy greas-AY arse in the beach pic with you!! ;) ahaha
    This bruschetta looks so good, I know Liz would love it!

  16. These definitley would be a perfect appetizer to bring to any party! What a fun idea having a virtual baby shower for such a great lady.

  17. You are the best, Kristen!!! Thank you for getting all of this organized. And this bruschetta, I am jazz hands excited to make!!

  18. Love lemon and Liz…how nice for you to pull this together! This reminds me of a pizza I made a couple of years ago, it sounded a bit strange but was fantastic…lemon, cheese and honey…just a great combination.

  19. Total bruschetta perfection!!! I’m in love with this combo of flavors!

  20. You can’t go wrong with bruschetta! Love this and you for celebrating Liz with us.


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