Bruschetta with tomato and basil recipe

Bruschetta. Image from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruschetta

Bruschetta. Image from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruschetta

Bruschetta (pronounced broo-sketta, not broo-shetta) is an Italian appetizer of toasted rustic bread topped with chopped vegetables, most popularly tomatoes and basil. They are easy to make and are a great appetizer for Spring and Summer meals and parties. Here is a simple recipe for making Italian bruschetta.

 

Bruschetta with tomato and basil recipe

Ingredients:

A bunch of tomatoes, most any kind will do really.

Small bunch of basil, chopped

Sea salt and pepper

Olive oil and white wine vinegar

Directions:

Chop tomatoes and toss in a bowl with some chopped basil to your liking. Don’t be afraid to taste along the way- there is no exact measure except your taste buds. Add in salt and pepper, taste again to make sure it is salty enough to your liking. Then finish with a few tablespoons of olive oil and a dash of white wine vinegar. Just enough to provide a coating for the bruschetta mixture. Slice up thick a rustic bread loaf or baguette from your local bakery and toast or grill. Ideally, grill until toasted. Top bruschetta mix on sliced, grilled bread. Be sure not to use pre-sliced bread- it won’t be thick enough to absorb the moisture from the tomato mix. Note on tomatoes: Which ever tomatoes you use, just make sure they are ripe and no where near under-ripe.

Enjoy!

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