Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

A simple bruschetta with all the classic Italian flavors a top of a crispy baguette by Lacey Johnston.
Serves 2 - 4

  • 1 Baguette
  • 1 1/2 cups Tomatoes, freshly diced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  1. Slice baguette on a sharp diagonal to maximize surface area, about 1/2" thick.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss together all ingredients (excluding cheese), mix till combined.
  3. Allow ingredients to marinate with each other for 10 - 20 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Drizzle top of bread with olive oil and toast till golden.
  5. Spread tomato mixture on top of toast, sprinkle with Parmesan.
  6. You can serve it cold or to serve hot, once assembled, place bruschetta on baking sheet, and toast in toaster oven just until cheese begins to melt, serve immediately. 

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