Monday, July 19, 2010

Tomato Bruschetta

Amazing Flavors and So Simple

Garden Cherry Tomatoes

One of my favorite ways to enjoy fresh ripe tomatoes is as a topping on bruschetta (brus'ketta). This simple appetizer is a slice of good grilled bread rubbed with a clove of garlic then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. At this point it can be topped with whatever you choose including marinated beans, vegetables, cured meats and cheese, but I like the classic diced tomatoes with fresh basil the best. The most important thing to remember about this dish is that all the ingredients should be the very best you can find.

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Sliced crusty French bread
Vine ripened Tomatoes, diced
Garlic cloves, peeled
Fresh Basil or Pesto Sauce
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt/Pepper
1. Drizzle olive oil on bread slices and grill till golden.
2. Rub garlic cloves on bread slices.
3. Top bread with diced tomatoes and basil or Pesto.
4. Drizzle more olive oil on top.
5. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the tomatoes.

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