Bruschetta

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Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer made with grilled bread topped with ripe tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and seasoned with salt and black pepper. This is a basic recipe of bruschetta snack. One can make different version of this delicious starter by topping with mushrooms, olives, etc…..

sandwich

Ingredients
(Makes 24-25 pieces from 1 baguette(French bread))


  • Red tomatoes 2 medium
  • French bread (Baguette) 1
  • Fresh basil chopped 2 tbsp
  • Red onion, 1 tbsp minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to brush the breads+ 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Pre heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Wash and chop the tomatoes. Remove the seeds and also try to remove the juice from the tomatoes - as much as possible.
  3. In a bowl mix minced red onions, chopped tomatoes, olive oil, chopped fresh basil, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
ingredients for Bruschetta
ingredients for Bruschetta
  1. Cut the Crusty Italian/ French baguette breads into half inch thick slices.
Baguette sliced Baguette
Baguette (A French bread)                                 slices of baguette (French bread)
  1. Place bread slices on the cookie sheet and toast the bread in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Now turn the side and toast the other side also for 4-5 minutes. Make sure breads don't burn.
  2. Brush the extra virgin olive oil on the bread slices.
  3. Now put a spoon full of tomato mix on top of the slices. If you like, then garnish with basil..

Delicious, crisp Bruschetta is ready. Serve Immediately.

Some Tips/ Suggestions :

The original Italian recipe asks for minced garlic. Since I do not use garlic in my cooking I have used onion instead.

You can also add 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar if you want to.