Tomato Bruschetta, a grilled thick slice of bread topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and basil, all mixed in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A mouth watering appetizer that is perfect for the summer months.
The word Bruschetta comes from the Italian word bruscare, to toast. The recipe originated in Rome and slowly spread throughout Italy, and then the rest of the world. A classic Bruschetta is is a thick slice of grilled bread, like French bread, that has been drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Contrary to popular belief, when talking about Bruschetta one is only referring to the grilled bread. Over time it became common to top the Bruschetta with various vegetables, cheeses, and meats. One of the most popular variations is the Tomato Bruschetta, and it is delicious.
How to Make Tomato Bruschetta
Step 1: Dice the tomatoes, removing as much of the liquid and seeds as you can. Crush the garlic cloves and add both the tomatoes and crushed garlic to a bowl.
Step 2: Add the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Next tear the basil into little pieces into the bowl. Mix well until combined. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Cover and set in the fridge.
Step 3: Slice the bread in about 1 inch thick slices, then grill both sides under the broiler until golden. About 2-3 minutes a side.
Step 4: Spoon the tomato mixture on top of the bread, and enjoy!
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- Dice the tomatoes while removing as much of the seeds and liquid as possible.
- Add the diced tomatoes, crushed garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar to a bowl. Use your hands to tear the basil leaves into the bowl, and mix everything until combined. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Cover and set in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Slice the bread into 1 inch thick slices then grill both sides under the broiler until golden. 1-3 minutes per side.
- Spoon the tomato mixture onto the bread, then serve and enjoy!