Bruschetta Seasoning

Bruschetta Seasoning
Bruschetta Seasoning
Bruschetta Seasoning Bruschetta Seasoning
SKU
100967 001
$7.18
Net Weight:
2 oz
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Bruschetta Seasoning (pronounced "Broo-sket-ta"), is also called bruschetta spice mix, bruschetta spices, or dried bruschetta mix.
 

What is Bruschetta

Bruschetta is typically served as a snack or as the first course in a more former Italian meal. The most popular bruschetta consists of grilled slices of bread rubbed with raw garlic and topped with olive oil, chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, and salt. Add Bruschetta Seasoning to a high quality olive oil and let it marry for 10-15 minutes before using.
 

History of Bruschetta

Derived from the Italian word "bruscare" which means "to burn" or "heat in a fire". Marcella Hazan (1924-2013), the legendary cookbook author who changed how Americans cook Italian food, believed that bruschetta's origins could be traced back certainly to the ancient Romans (27 BC - 1453 AD) and probably before that to the Etruscans (768 BC - 264 BC) who lived in what is modern day Tuscany, western Umbria and northern Lazio.

Food historians tell of the Romans testing the quality of freshly pressed olive oil by smearing it on a piece of fire-toasted bread for tasting. This is now a common practice in all the major olive-oil producing regions of Italy. They also speculate that the oil-soaked bread was first rubbed with a clove of garlic as a way to enhance the flavors of the oil. Others are of the opinion that bruschetta came from people trying to revitalize stale bread by soaking it with olive oil.
 

What does Bruschetta Seasoning Taste Like

Tomato flavor with onion, garlic and celery notes and a slightly smoky undertone with just a very mild hint of heat.
 

What is the difference Between Bruschetta, Crostini and Panini

To many Americans, there is some confusion when it comes to understanding the differences between bruschetta, crostini and panini. The best way to conceptualize these are to think of paninis as Italian-style sandwiches, bruschetta as grilled bread with toppings (like pastoral open face Italian sandwiches) and crostinis as more refined, smaller versions of bruschetta.

A simple bruschetta is made from day old crusty Italian bread (this allows the breads natural flavors to emerge), cooked on a cast iron stove-top grill pan or toasted over a wood fire, then rubbed with garlic and blessed with olive oil. Crostini are brushed with olive oil before being cooked in the oven, or sauteed in olive oil.

Another difference between bruschetta and crostini is the bread used. Bruschetta generally use whole, wide slices approximately .5" to .75" thick of a rustic Italian or sourdough type bread. Crostini are sliced thinner and toasted from a smaller, round, finer-textured bread, more like a white bread baguette. For paninis use ciabatta, focaccia or sourdough bread.

When visiting Italy you might find yourself offered an antipasto (the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal) of four or five different crostini, no more than a couple of mouthfuls each. The small crostini are topped with meticulously prepared flavored toppings, such as a rich fig spread topped with goat cheese, creamy ricotta and sweet squash, or stewed grapes, prosciutto and ricotta salata or when the weather starts to turn cooler with finely chopped wild mushrooms seasoned with black pepper.

Bruschetta lends itself to a myriad of fresh and marinated toppings too, you're likely to find it generously topped with either chopped, ripe tomatoes and basil, a purée of fresh fava beans and garlic, Greek salad, sun dried tomato spreads, flaky roasted white fish, or whatever vegetables are in season at the time.

Bruschetta can also be the base for a wide selection of savory toppings and served as an antipasto, first course, main course or light afternoon snack.
 

How do You use Bruschetta Seasoning

This Bruschetta Seasoning can be used in multiple ways. For bruschetta, steep 1-2 tablespoons of bruschetta seasoning in ¼ cup of olive oil for 10-15 minutes and then mix with fresh vegetables or herbs and top your bread. Toss over homemade pizza and bake. Mix with spaghetti. Roll a log of goat cheese in this blend and drizzle with olive oil and a balsamic reduction for a beautiful appetizer or mix with tapenade for dip. Fold into cream cheese for a savory spread for bagels and wraps. Add to rice.

 

IngredientsTomato flakes, onion, chives, garlic, basil, celery seed, salt, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, paprika, black pepper, ginger, thyme, yellow mustard and cloves
Also CalledBruschetta spice mix, bruschetta spices, or dried bruschetta mix
Recommended UsesBruschetta, homemade pizza, spaghetti, dips, rice or add to cream cheese
Flavor ProfileTomato flavor with onion, garlic and celery notes and a slightly smoky undertone with just a very mild hint of heat
CuisineItalian
How To StoreAirtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life6-12 months
Country of OriginUSA
Dietary PreferencesGluten Free, Non-GMO

 

Hungry for More Information

Italian Spices
All Olive Oil is Not Created Equally
The World’s Healthiest Cuisines - Italy
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories7

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium8.7mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.4g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium4mg0%

Iron0mg0%

Potassium46mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.7 out of 5
15 total ratings.

Eileen C. (Verified buyer) 02/15/2022
Bruschetta YES!!!! This blend is incredible. I will be buying this one again and again. It packs a superb punch of flavor and balance. So good!

janet k. (Verified buyer) 02/10/2022
Bruschetta seasoning Great flavor, my favorite by far

James H. (Verified buyer) 12/04/2021
Cant keep it in the house This is so good.

Diane B. (Verified buyer) 05/14/2021
It is GREAT with cream It is GREAT with cream cheese for a spread for bagels! I also used it in my chili and thought it had and extra kick that I liked

Angie H. (Verified buyer) 12/10/2020
Love this Will definitely buy again.

Peter G. (Verified buyer) 09/18/2020
Bruschetta Seasoning Great taste especially with goat cheese crumbles mixed in.

Leo V. (Verified buyer) 08/06/2020
Roasted Garlic Pepper Love the Roasted Garlic Pepper. It's my go to pepper for baked potatos, eggs, soups and such.

Ewa K. (Verified buyer) 01/29/2020
Perfect blend This is the perfect blend for everything to use Just love it

Marianne A. (Verified buyer) 10/19/2019
Tasty! Really enjoy this seasoning!

Marcelino L. (Verified buyer) 03/28/2019
Perfect I started stuffing the meats I am smoking with this in the middle and have a new family favorite. It is awesome.
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