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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil Recipe

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This recipe for Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, by , is from The 2006 Intermatic 115th Anniversary Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dept. 3082 -- Theresa Lloyd
Added: Monday, February 27, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
- baguette OR crusty long loaf bread, sliced (12 pieces)
2 large - garlic cloves, cracked away from skin
extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
3 small - plum tomatoes, halved & seeded
20 - fresh basil leaves
coarse salt

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat broiler to high, (if you prefer you can also grill the bread). Place bread slices on a broiler pan. Char bread on each side under hot broiler, keep an eye on it! Rub toasts with cracked garlic and drizzle with oil. Chop seeded tomatoes and place in a small bowl. Pile basil leaves on top of one another and roll into a log. Thinly slice basil into green confetti and loosely combine with tomatoes. Add a drizzle of oil and a little coarse salt to the bowl and gently toss tomatoes and basil to coat. Pile toasts around the bowl of topping. Place a spoon to scoop topping in bowl and serve.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Difficulty: Easy. Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook Time: 2 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

 

 

 

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