Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Homemade Bruschetta


Twice in the past week, we've made homemade bruschetta and boy, oh boy, is it good. It's so simple, so fresh, and so yummy. Give it try!

The Recipe: Tomato Bruschetta

What you need:
3-4 medium sized tomatoes
1 small/medium onion
1 clove of garlic, chopped or minced
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1-2 tbsp olive oil
dash of salt
1 regular size baguette or loaf of French bread

Combine all ingredients (except bread) in a medium bowl. Slice the bread into 1/2 inch thick slices. Arrange bread on a cookie sheet and broil on 400˚ for 2-3 minutes (it's quick!). Take bread out of the oven and arrange on a plate. Place a spoonful of the tomato mixture on top of each piece of bread. Enjoy!

See? Quick AND easy! We tried it on French bread the first time and used a baguette the second time. I think I like the French bread a little better, but both ways were delicious. We have a lot of tomatoes and basil, so this was a great way for us to use them in something besides salsa or tomato sauce!