We made a simple Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil as an appetizer in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen.
The herb highlight in this recipe is basil.
- 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
Source: foodtv.com, Rachel Ray
|Preheat broiler to high.Place bread slice on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it!
|Stack basil leaves, roll them up and chiffonate into thin slices.
|Chop 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.
|Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with olive oil if desired.
|Top toasted bread with tomatoes mixtures just before serving to prevent the bread from being soggy.