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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. This is definitely a good appetizer to bring to the party. Love cute little Asher in your photo.

  2. Looks delicious! Stunning photos!

  3. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    Simple recipes like this make me happy :) Thanks for hosting such a fun event!

  4. Looks fabulous Kristen! Such a great recipe idea!

  5. Thanks for all of your hard work behind the scenes. What a great shower for Liz :)

  6. Great choice for a party! Lemon and basil = serious yumm!

  7. I’d invite you to any party if you promise to bring this! YUM!

  8. This is so perfect for Liz, Kristen! Love it!

  9. Pretties bruschetta I ever did see! Simple and perfect!

  10. Love a great bruschetta and yours is just that! I met Liz at the Dole Event in May and she is simply lovely. Great idea to throw a virtual baby shower. This one tasty feast everyone put on!

  11. Love how simple this with amazing flavors!!

  12. Love love love this! Big fan of cooking with lemons here!

  13. What a wonderful flavor combination! I love how simple yet full of flavor they sound.

  14. Thanks so much for organizing this! Awesome job. :)

    Love that picture of you and Asher. So cute! Great looking bruschetta, too!

  15. I adore brucshetta. It’s so easy and everyone enjoys it. This looks like a delicious and easy appetizer! Yay for more cute boy babies!!

  16. Thank you, Kristen, for hosting such a great shower for such a wonderful person! Liz is the best!! And, this is a perfect app for her party! :)

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  19. I just love Liz. It’s been so wonderful getting to know her better this past year, after seeing her at conferences and blog trips. I’m so happy for her and the little lemon on the way! Gorgeous bruschetta, Kristen!

  20. Oh damn, this bruschetta looks incredible :) I am dying to get a taste!


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