Yummy Tomato-Basil Bruschetta

1 Sep

Yay for a special mid-week update! This is an awesome and delicious little snack or appetizer for get-togethers.  Who doesn’t like bruschetta? I made this the other day for lunch. It’s super quick and a super yummy treat for yourself.

What you’ll need: A baguette, 1 Roma tomato per person, olive oil, 2 cloves fresh garlic, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, garlic power (optional),  fresh or freeze dried basil (I don’t really like dried basil with bruschetta, but it’s up to you if you want to try it)

Start off with slicing your baguette with a into 1/2 slices (rounds), brush with olive oil & then rub with a clove of peeled garlic on the top side.  Pop those in the oven at 400 degrees F on a  piece of aluminum foil or cookie sheet.  Keep an eye on these and take them out when they’re golden brown.

Next you’ll want to slice up your tomatoes.  Cut into quarter slices and remove the seeds, then dice.  If you are using fresh basil, now would be the time to chop it up.  Roll the leaves into a tube & slice long-ways down the middle and then across into small pieces.

Heat up some olive oil (about 1 tbsp) in a sauce pan on high heat.  While it’s heating, mince another clove of garlic very finely & add to the oil.  Add the garlic & diced tomatoes to the olive oil.  Allow to simmer and add 1 tsp white wine vinegar & your basil & a dash of garlic powder (if desired) and blend together, simmering for a minute.

Top your baguette slices with the tomato basil mixture and enjoy! I’ve made this many times for myself as well as for Longaberger parties my mom has had and everyone has really enjoyed this!  If you prefer cold tomatoes, you can just stick this in the fridge to cool it down.  It’s delicious both ways.

Yummm! 🙂

My Tips:

  • Don’t worry about running to the store to get a fresh baguette.  Day old bread really works just as well, if not better.
  • If you’ve got it, you can add mozzarella or goat cheese to the mixture (after removing from the hot pan)


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