Garlic Tomato Bruschetta

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I was craving bruschetta and was tempted to go out and buy some from a restaurant.  But it’s so easy to make at home (not to mention cheaper) so I went ahead and made some myself.  I haven’t made it in a couple of years. I don’t know why! So good.

Garlic Tomato Bruschetta

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil ( or 3 teaspoons dried basil)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (omitted)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (addition) 
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Directions

    In a bowl, combine oil, basil, garlic, salt, pepper and vinegar. Add tomatoes and toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Bring to room temperature before serving. Cut bread into 24 slices; toast under broiler until lightly browned. Top with tomato mixture. Serve immediately. 

    Yield12 servings.

    From: Taste of Home

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