Friday, August 21, 2009

Balsamic Bruschetta

The best thing I've bought all summer was a $2.99 basil plant at Trader Joe's. Just looking at it on the patio makes me happy. We've had some fabulous margarita pizza and bruschetta since the basil plant joined the family.

Don't you just love bruschetta?? Basil, tomatoes, and garlic on french bread—what's not to love? This is a great, simple recipe that is a snap to make yet tastes so fresh and flavorful that you won't stop eating until the bowl is clean.

Balsamic Bruschetta

8 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 loaf French bread, toasted and sliced

Combine everything, toast the bread, and enjoy! Rub the toasted bread with a cut clove of garlic and drizzle with a little olive oil for some extra flavor. If you let the bruschetta sit in the fridge for an hour or two, it will taste even better.


Shanda said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! This looks SOO yummy! I cannot wait to try it, especially with all my mom's fresh tomatoes out in her garden!!!

Liz said...

I LOVE bruschetta as well! Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Michael Family said...

OR if you are lazy like me, you can buy bruschetta at Trader Joe's (It is the best I have ever had) and mix it with perlini (little fresh mozzarella balls). I can eat the whole thing, it is SOOO good. Use it with bread, or mix it into pasta.

Ashley said...

Yum, this looks so good!

GarlicBOSS said...

That look great