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Bruschetta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John Shimer
Added: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6-7 roma tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
6-8 leaves of fresh basil
Baguette, French Bread, or Sourdough
olive oil
salt & pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Wash and score x in the bottom of tomato.

Parboil the tomatoes by boiling 2 qts water in medium saucepan. Remove from heat and place tomatoes in water for 1 minute. Remove tomatoes and peel off the skin. Slice tomatoes in half and cut out the core and seeds.

With the oven rack on the top setting preheat the oven to 450 F.

While the oven is heating, chop tomatoes into 1/4" cubes. Mince 2 cloves of garlic and chop basil. Add tomatoes, garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, and balsamic vinegar together in bowl and mix. Add basil and salt & pepper to taste.

Slice bread into 1/2" slices and toast in oven for 3-5 minutes, until slightly browned. Score each slice of bread 3 times. Cut the remaining clove of garlic in half and rub on bread. Drizzle olive oil on the bread.

Serve tomato mixture on bread. Eat immediately after topping the bread with tomato mixture to avoid sogginess.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a tasty appetizer or lunch that isn't too difficult to make. I've heard it goes well with cottage cheese, but have not tried this myself.

 

 

 

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