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Tomato Bruschetta with Crostini

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Appetizers
Subcategory: italian, summer


A little taste of summer!

Recipe Details:

3 tbsp basil, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, seeded, cored and chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
Salt and Fresh pepper
12 slices of French or Puglisi loaf

Heat grill or grill pan to medium.

In a medium bowl, combine basil, garlic, tomatoes, 2 tbsp olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss to blend and let stand for 10 minutes for flavors to blend.

Using a pastry brush, brush one side of each slice of bread with remaining tablespoon of oil. Grill bread, flipping once, for a 2-3 minutes, until well toasted.

Serve bruschetta in a bowl with a spoon. Top bread with a spoonful of bruschetta.

Serves 4

Note: Only make this in the summer when tomotoes are ripe! For a little extra flavor, use Good Seasons Italian dressing (the powder version that you mix with oil, water and vinegar) in place of the 3 tbsp olive oil.

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