This week I took the kids down to the local farmers market. We had to get our weekly strawberries and see what other goodies we might be able to pick up. One of the vendors had some nice looking heirloom tomatoes, and while this isn’t the peak season for tomatoes I thought I would buy a few and make something for dinner with them. Upon arriving home I picked some basil from our garden and ended up putting together a delicious and easy Bruschetta – and voila, Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini “Pasta”!
3 large heirloom or garden grown tomatoes, chopped
About 15 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (cut into long strips)
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped
3 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp Balsalmic Vinegar
Sea salt, to taste
To prepare bruschetta combine chopped tomato, chopped basil leave strips, peeled garlic into a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with salt to taste. Gently mix together just to combine flavors. I suggest making this ahead of time so you can let the flavors combine. At least a couple hours in advance for best taste.
Grilled Chicken Breast
4 Chicken Breasts
Juice and zest from one lemon
1 garlic clove crushed
3 Tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste
Marinade Chicken in above ingredients for 30 minutes to 24 hours. Grill chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.
4 Medium to Large Zucchini
1 tsp coconut oil
Prepare Zucchini by slicing thinly or using this amazing tool! Or cut into think strips using a knife.
Melt coconut oil in pan and saute zucchini until warmed through- approximately 2 minutes. You want your zucchini to be al dente so do not overcook! Season with garlic salt and drizzle with olive oil.
Place a small amount of noodles on your plate and top with chicken and bruschetta! Amazingly easy and fresh springtime meal.