“Easy to make.If you’re not a garlic lover reduce amount specified.”
3fresh tomatoes, diced
1/4 cupextra virgin olive oil
1/4 cupgrated parmesan cheese
4slices French bread, toasted or 4slices baguette or 4slices Italian bread, toasted or 4slicesbaguette
1/4 cupchopped fresh basil
Cut 4 slices off of loaf of bread; place in 350°F oven for 2-3 minutes per side to toast.
Place garlic, tomatoes, basil, oil and vinegar in bowl and mix thoroughly (taste at this point, more vinegar may be needed).Heat mixture in microwave for 2 minutes if cold (room temperature is fine).
Place toast on baking sheet.
Place mixture on toasted bread approximately 1/2 inch high covering all areas sprinkle top of tomato mixture with Parmesan cheese.
Broil for 1 minute (until cheese is melted).
Can be served on smaller pieces of a baguette for hors d’oeuvres.
If you don’t love garlic reduce garlic by half.
To make mixture stronger, make it and place in the fridge for a few days (no more than 2).
” We enjoyed this bruchetta – I did add a smear of ancovie paste under the tomato mixture.I used frozen chopped Basil cubes and good Italian Parmesan -Lovely Sunday Appetizer thanks Kathleen for posting”
“Nice basic Tomato Bruschetta recipe. Pretty well the same as most restaurants.”