Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil
Don't you LOVE fresh homegrown tomatoes? They are so much better than what you buy in the middle of winter at the grocery store. It's the fresh tomatoes with fresh basil that makes this appetizer so delicious. I always make extra because it always gets devoured.
I have made this recipe for over 10 years. It's an appetizer, snack, or even lunch! I've had bruschetta for lunch for two days! I just cut the bread thin and load on the topping. Mmmmmm, heaven!
2 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
¼ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
¼ cup basil, lightly packed and chopped
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese - optional (Feta is also a great alternative!)
Italian or French bread.
After the tomatoes have been chopped, let them sit for about 5 minutes and drain the liquid.
Mix in onion, basil, garlic and olive oil.
Just before serving, add some of the Bruschetta mixture onto sliced bread.
If Bruschetta mixture is cold, broil bruschetta on the bread for a minute or two to warm it up.
Enjoy, and savor this! I had some with my spaghetti one evening then it was my lunch for the next two. I just couldn't get enough. Just cut your bread thinner if you are having two or three pieces as a meal. Then you don't eat too much bread :).
Enjoy your bruschetta! It is so good!
Bruschetta with Fresh Basil
- 2 ripe tomatoes coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup sweet onion finely chopped
- ¼ cup basil lightly packed and chopped
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese - optional Feta is also a great alternative!
- Italian or French bread.
- After the tomatoes have been chopped, let them sit for about 5 minutes and drain the liquid.
- Mix in onion, basil, garlic and olive oil.
- Just before serving, add some of the Bruschetta mixture onto sliced bread.
- If Bruschetta mixture is cold, broil bruschetta on the bread for a minute or two to warm it up.
Here are a couple more delicious recipes along this line.
Homemade garlic bread (add some cheese for extra deliciousness!)
Garlic Dip (think feta, hummus, fresh cucumber & tomatos)
Growing and drying your own basil.
Freezing garden basil (cubes with olive oil)
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This looks so delicious and easy to make.
Great fresh summer appetizer!
you are right! So easy and [email protected]
I love a freshly made bruschetta and this one ticks all of the boxes when it comes to yumminess. Thanks so much Susan
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