I fell in love with bruschetta when we visited Italy a few years ago. There are so many ways to make bruschetta, but I prefer the traditional tomato basil recipe. I requested this for Mother's Day this year, and I loved it so much, I also made it and brought it along to our annual Girls' Weekend too.
It's a simple recipe but won't short you on taste. I promise. :)
Tomato Basil Bruschetta
1 baguette, sliced and toasted
2 tsp minced garlic
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 1/2 cups minced roma tomatoes
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
- In a medium mixing bowl, add tomatoes, garlic, basil, vinegar, olive oil, cheese, salt and pepper.
- Mix thoroughly and let sit for at least 15 minutes at room temperature to allow the flavors to marinate.
- Slice and toast bread, and spoon the mixture onto the top of individual slices.
I omitted the vinegar when I made this recipe because it's not my favorite, but I still included it in the recipe because it is traditionally included when you make bruschetta. Try it both ways and see what you like.
The basil is the key here. I cannot stress enough how it totally makes this recipe. I always grow basil and use it fresh from the garden.