Monday, October 31, 2011

Easy Bruschetta

Bruschetta is one of those appetizers which tastes great, looks pretty, but is quick and easy to make. It also does not take very many ingredients so usually  you can whip it up before company comes over without needing to run to the store.

For our version of bruschetta you need:

Ciabatta bread (French bread also works)
4 tomatoes
1 onion
2 bulbs of garlic
2 Tbs olive oil (or there about)
10 leaves of basil
Salt and pepper

Bake the bread in the oven according to the directions (or buy already baked bread). Cut up the onion, garlic and tomatoes in small squares. Cut up the basil into small pieces also. Add all to a  bowl and mix together. Add the oil (it should be quite oily) and add a few shakes of salt and pepper. Some people choose to add a tablespoon or so of balsamic, but we do not do this. We think it tastes great without it and we do not like the brownish color the balsamic turns it.

Once the bread is finished, slice it rather thinly, spoon tomato mixture on top, and serve!

 We recommend using bruschetta as a appetizer before a meal of pesto.

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