Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
It doesn't get much better than biting into a slice of crisp bruschetta. As the summer comes to a close and plump, fresh tomatoes become harder to find, we're taking advantage of the last of the fresh produce while we can. We whipped these up as an appetizer to our Sinful Sunday meal last week.
What You'll Need:
- Roma tomatoes
- Fresh basil (you can use the dry stuff if you insist, but fresh will be better!)
- Fresh garlic
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- One baguette
- Salt/pepper to taste
What You'll Do:
Dice tomatoes and rinse, straining excess liquid. Chop basil into thin pieces and mix with tomatoes. Cut baguette into thin slices and broil them in the oven until toasted (watch it carefully). Smash a garlic clove beneath the flat side of a large knife, and rub onto each side of the bread slices. Top the untoasted side of the bread slices with tomato mixture, drizzle with a little olive oil, and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
Is that easy, or what? Such a basic bruschetta with such a big taste! Yum yum!
How long do you think this would keep? If I were to make it in advance of a party... thanks!
The topping may cause the toast to get soggy if it sits for a long time - maybe go ahead and toast the bread but keep the topping separate and then spoon it on closer to the party? 🙂
Totally made this last night for an appetizer. Went over like gangbusters!
Awesome! It's sooo yum.
Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
hmm... Agree with Remington.. Tomato isn't my favourite... but this looks yummylicious and healthy and sinless.. (just what i need)
kat @ Pretty in Pink and Green
Want!!! Want to eat all of it!!! Yummy!
I may be a tomato hater....but they certainly LOOK tasty 🙂