Friday, April 25, 2014

Super Simple Bruschetta Recipe

One of my most favorite things to do is have people over for dinner at our house. I seriously LOVE to cook and sitting around a delicious meal with a nice glass of wine chatting about life with friends is the best kind of night, in my opinion. And the first time I have you over for dinner I usually make one of two meals: Chicken Piccata or Stuffed Meatballs and Creamy Polenta. But as long as you're not gluten free the meal will most definitely include my super simple Bruschetta.


I got the recipe for this bruschetta from my mother in law. It is seriously THE easiest thing ever. Like I said, I make it for pretty much all our guests. And its an easy dish to bring over when you're invited to a party or event. Always a crowd pleaser!


I have two secrets when making this. The first is to cut the tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out all the seeds and pulp. What you're left with is just really fresh, juicy tomatoes. The second secret is in the bread. I lightly toss the bread in a mix of balsamic and olive oil before putting it under the broiler and pretty much burning it ever time. The balsamic makes the bread SO delicious and really makes the flavors in the tomato bruschetta pop. Like a tiny italian kitchen in your mouth is that weird? Thats weird isn't it? Just trust me, its perfect.



Super Simple Bruschetta
Serves 4-6
Ingredients:

For the baguettes:
1 Baguette 
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

For the bruschetta:5-6 plum or roma tomatoes
3 garlic cloves- diced
1/2 small onion- diced
1/2 bunch fresh basil- julienned 
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:


Preheat oven to broil.

Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise and gently squeeze out the seeds and filling. Dice the tomatoes and add to bowl. Add the onion, garlic, basil and parmesan cheese. 

Slice the baguette into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Put sliced baguette pieces in a large bowl and toss with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. (You could also lightly drizzle baguettes with the mix, turn them and lightly drizzle again). Place on a baking sheet and broil 2-4 minutes per side until lightly toasted.

Once bread is toasted add the olive oil to the bruschetta mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Yummmm, pinned this. We had bruschetta at a dinner party YEARS ago and Jon still asks me to get the recipe and make it

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  2. I am currently prepping this for a baby shower this afternoon. Cant wait to try it, It looks delicious!

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  3. I am currently prepping this for a baby shower this afternoon. Can't wait to try it!

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  4. This was amazing!! It was a big hit at the shower, and a keeper in my recipe book! Thank you for sharing:)

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