Roma Tomato Bruschetta

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://cookingfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/02/bruschetta.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

Preparation

1
Slice the bread on a bias about 1/2 inch thick. We need about 10-12 slices.
2
Take 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and add salt and pepper (about 1/3 teaspoon each - as per taste).
3
Brush this on both sides of the bread.
4
Place these slices on a sheet pan and bake for about 3-4 minutes in a 400 degree preheated oven till golden brown. Once one side is done, turn over the crostini to the other side to crisp that as well.
5
When the crostini are hot out the oven, rub a garlic clove on them.
6
Chop the tomatoes.
7
Chiffonade the basil and add to the tomatoes.
8
Add salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and let it rest for a few minutes.
9
Put a generous amount of tomato on the crostini and serve.

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Comments

Sena Wilson's picture

This is a good recipe. The fresh ingredients with the balsamic vinegar are excellent; the simplicity of the recipe is big plus for novice cooks and "busy bees". I have a recipe very similar and it was a hit with a family gathering. I did add some freshly shaved parmesan. For variety add chopped red onion and black olives. I also like to use freshly grounded black peppercorns. The fresh basil is a must for this recipe!

Sena Wilson's picture

I wanted to add this is good on lightly toasted Panchetta bread also!

maria calandra's picture

instead then french loaf I used italian loaf

About

I made this a few weeks ago for the first time and I really liked it. The sweet taste of tomatoes and basil. Crunchy bread slathered with olive oil. It is divine. And I say this because bruschetta wasn't the thing I ordered in a restaurant. It was mozzarella sticks or some other fried greasy thing. And now I am regretting all those times that I could have had this yummy dish. Well not any more. I will make it and have it lots of times. And I did, for the Superbowl. I didn't assemble it before hand but put the crostini and the tomato mixture separate so that the bread wouldn't get soggy. That is also a good tip to save you time and effort if you are planning a party. The guests can serve themselves as they go along the buffet. The recipe above is for 4 people for an appetizer portion.

Yield:

4.0

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February 28, 2010

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