Tomato-Walnut and Cilantro Bruschetta
First appeared in Grainews on 20 September 2022
Based loosely on muhammara, a classic Turkish relish, this spread is spectacular on simple grilled bread as a lunch or an appetizer. It works equally well as a sauce for grilled or roasted fish. In corn season, add a handful of grilled or roasted corn kernels; in pepper season, add diced roasted peppers. Serves 4. From Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet (TouchWood, 2012.)
Stir together the tomatoes and pomegranate molasses, then add the cumin, sumac, lemon juice and garlic clove. Add the oils, whisking well. Stir in the cilantro, walnuts, salt and hot chili flakes.
Brush the sliced bread with olive oil. Grill or broil. Remove from heat, garnish with sauce and serve immediately.
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