With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Bruschetta

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bruschetta

The scent and the flavor of fresh basil shouts summer to me.
These little bites pack a lot for flavor and are easy and quick to make.
Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil


INGREDIENTS
6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used less)
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped. (used more)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
olive oil for drizzling on bread slices
Feta cheese
Preheat oven to 450°F .

Finely dice the tomatoes. Put tomatoes, garlic, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and vinegar in a bowl and toss. Add the chopped basil and salt and pepper to taste.

Slice the baguette on a diagonal about 1/2 inch thick slices and place on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on each slice. Toast on the top rack in your oven for a few minutes until the bread just begins to turn golden brown.

Spoon some tomato mixture on each slice; top with crumbled Feta cheese. Return to oven and bake just to heat through and to a nice toasted color.

21 comments:

Maryann said...

This is my favorite summertime treat. I could eat it every day when the tomatoes start ripening

Julie said...

Beautiful! I love anything with tomatoes and basil in the summer. We have caprese salad several times a week.

Adrienne said...

Mmmmm. . .I can almost taste it now! It's beautiful and I can just imagine how wonderful it is. I love basil and tomatoes!
~Adrienne~

Snap said...

YUMMMMMMMM!!!! Favorite bites!!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Those look so good!

Susan said...

Mmmmm, LDH, those look tasty. I'd like a couple for breakfast. hee hee Susan

MrsJenB said...

Oh I just love that you use feta, too - I'm sure that would add such a great tang to it. Bruschetta is one of my favorites for sure!

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

I make brushetta every Sat night come spring time ( which is like March in Ga) I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

Jennifurla said...

My favorite flavors on some toasty bread = heaven

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

YUM! This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve.

crochet lady said...

Looks good! I like using fresh basil too, put some in a veggie lasagna I made this week and it was yummy.

Janice said...

Perfect for the height of the tomato season.

Debbie said...

Still catching up my blogs...glad I popped over...this is one of my FAVORITE snacks. My Italian dil makes this sooo wonderfully. I am afraid I eat a shameful amount, ; ) Hope your summer is going well. HUGS

Maggie Ann said...

Yum, that looks good & I'm hungry! (thanks for liking my little snakes btw) they are very easy to knit...

Laurie said...

Summer would not be complete without tomato and basil dishes, and this Bruschetta recipe is mouth-watering!Thank you for sharing it, LDH!

Ann said...

I've never tried it before but it sure looks good.

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Mmmmm.....sounds delicious!

Dayle said...

Looks like a perfect bite of summer goodness.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yummo! Now all I need is a glass of wine. :) Have a great day. Tammy

marie said...

This is one of my favorite summer time foods ~ I'll definitely be trying your version of it!

Rachel @ Bakerita said...

Mmm, not much can beat fresh bruschetta in the summertime! Love your homemade version.

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