How many times growing up have you heard the phrase “cheaters never prosper”? Probably more than you can count! We think it’s safe to say that the general consensus among the population is that cheating is bad.
But today we’re here to tell you that they’re wrong.
Ok ok, we retract that statement- how about instead we just say they’re not completely right. Sound better?
Because you see, sometimes it’s ok to cheat! Sometimes, it’s actually a good thing! Like with this cheater bruschetta!
It looks like homemade bruschetta bread, right? Well that’s because it is- sort of. The thing is, we love bruschetta bread, but we don’t always feel like going to the trouble of making it from scratch, nor do we always have a jar of bruschetta mix on hand. But you know what we always do have on hand? Salsa!
We love salsa! So one day, when a craving for bruschetta hit, we thought bruschetta is made of tomatoes, right? And salsa is made of tomatoes too, is it not? So why not make salsa bruschetta!
Anyone who’s a born-and-raised Italian would probably look at us with mild disgust for even proposing that salsa can be used to make bruschetta bread, but what can we say? It’s fast and super easy, and it tastes pretty darn good! If you happen to have fresh tomatoes that you want to dice up and throw on top, be our guest! And here we’ve used cheddar cheese to top (because that’s all we have in the fridge right now and we’re trying to use it before it goes moldy…) but you can use whatever cheese you like! In fact, we prefer to top with goat or feta cheese 🙂
So just to clarify- it is not ok to cheat on a test, or in a sporting event, but it is perfectly acceptable to cheat in kitchen! 😉
Happy Simple Sunday everybody!
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 4 min
1 whole wheat french bread
1 – 1.5 c. chunky salsa
1/2 c. cheese of choice
If broiling in the oven, pre-heat the broiler.
Slice the french bread length-wise and place on a baking sheet or oven-safe plate. Put under the broiler or on broil setting in a toaster-oven for 2 minutes to lightly toast the bread.
Once toasted, Spread the salsa across the loaf, covering evenly. Sprinkle with cheese of choice and place back under the broiler for another 2 min or until the cheese is melted.
Cut into smaller pieces and serve!
What sort of foods do you “cheat” with? Besides bruschetta, we almost always replace low-fat sour cream or cream cheese with plain yogurt and cottage cheese, because we pretty much never have sour cream and cream cheese on hand but always have yogurt and cottage cheese! 🙂