Bruschetta with Rosemary and Heirloom Tomatoes

Bruschetta with Rosemary and Heirloom Tomatoes


¾ cup Dierbergs extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 cups diced homegrown heirloom tomatoes (about 1½ pounds)
Coarse salt (divided)
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dierbergs Bakery French baguette, sliced diagonally ½ inch thick
Freshly ground black pepper


In small saucepan, combine olive oil, garlic, and rosemary sprigs; cook over medium heat until mixture just begins to bubble, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Strain mixture into 1-cup glass measure. (Can be made to this point, covered, and chilled up to 3 days ahead.)

In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of the rosemary oil, and 1 teaspoon of the salt until well mixed; set aside.

In work bowl of food processor fitted with steel knife blade, combine beans, 6 tablespoons of the rosemary oil, parmesan, lemon juice, the chopped rosemary, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and the ½ teaspoon pepper; process until mixture is smooth. Season with additional salt and pepper; set aside.

Brush both sides of bread slices with remaining rosemary oil and season lightly with salt.

Place on oiled grid over medium-high heat; grill until lightly charred and toasted, about 1 minute per side.

Spread bean purée over grilled bread; top with generous spoonful of tomatoes with their juices. Season with additional pepper.

Servings: 12
Serving Size: Per Serving

Per Serving
Calories: 202
Cholesterol: 2 mg
Fat: 15 g
Sodium: 416 mg
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 2 g

Heirloom Tomatoes

Homegrown Heirloom Tomatoes

Striking shapes. Crazy colors. Tantalizing flavors.

Heirloom tomatoes are perfectly imperfect – and that's exactly what we love about them! An heirloom tomato is generally considered to be a variety that has been passed down through several generations, introduced before 1940 or in circulation more than 50 years. Careful cultivation creates or preserves the more desired flavors, colors and textures so that these beauties will be around to make tomato lovers happy, summer after summer after summer.

Every January, we contact Country Lane Produce, a Mennonite family farm in Shobonier, Illinois, and place our order for heirloom tomatoes

The selection is always changing, so stop by Dierbergs Produce department during the summer to see what's new. It's a treat that should not be missed.