The easiest way to impress your guests: Ranch Veggie Bruschetta

Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Attending one? What about just entertaining some family? No matter what your holiday plans are, this recipe is sure to please. With only 6 ingredients and a dash of salt, you can awe your family and friends with a combination of two party favorites: ranch and vegetables + bruschetta = Ranch Vegetable Bruschetta (and yes, it is as good as it sounds).

First, preheat your over to 400 degrees. While this is heating up, gather your ingredients and start prepping. You’ll need the following:

  • ½ cup of Ranch Veggie Dip
  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Salt
  • ½ of a cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of red onion

You’ll want to slice your French bread diagonally to make sure you have enough surface area to spread a LOT of Ranch Veggie Dip. Brush each piece of bread with a little olive oil on both sides and then sprinkle a pinch of salt on each side as well. Once your oven is up to heat, put your bread on a cookie sheet and toast it in the oven for about 5 minutes. Make sure to watch your bread though because it’s really easy to overcook.

While your bread is cooling you can prepare your vegetables. You’ll want to dice your cucumber, tomato and onion into cubes of about the same size and mix those together in a bowl.

Now you’re ready to assemble! Cover a slice of French bread generously with the ranch dip and then top that with a scoop of your vegetable mixture. If you’re feeling really adventurous you can even garnish each piece with a sprig of dill.

It’s a simple recipe to impress even the pickiest of palates. 

 

Caitlin Hutchinson

The Association for Dressings & Sauces