Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil


We made a simple Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil as an appetizer in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen.

IMG_3366

The herb highlight in this recipe is basil.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette or crusty long loaf bread
  • 2 large cloves garlic, cracked away from skin
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 3 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • coarse salt

IMG_3317

Source: foodtv.com, Rachel Ray


Instructions

IMG_3328Preheat broiler to high.Place bread slice on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it!
IMG_3341Stack basil leaves, roll them up and chiffonate into thin slices.
IMG_3343Chop seeded tomatoes and place in a small bowl. Loosely combine basil with tomatoes. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a little coarse salt. Gently toss to coat.
IMG_3337Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with olive oil if desired.
IMG_3362Top toasted bread with tomatoes mixtures just before serving to prevent the bread from being soggy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s