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Perfect Basic Bruschetta

Perfect Basic Bruschetta

makes about 12 pieces

Bruschetta has been around forever, but usually there is too much bread, the toppings are wet

and that makes the bread soggy! I like these because the tomato, garlic and basil mixture is

very clean and crisp tasting. Not heavy with a bunch of other ingredients. I just keep it simple

and by using the baguette, each slice is just about two bites! Very manageable while holding a


3 large roma tomatoes

3 large garlic cloves, minced

10 large basil leaves, cut into strips and chopped (chiffonade)

1/2 teaspoon salt

Olive Oil


Cut tomatoes in half and scoop out pulp and seeds, save for another use. Slice and chop

tomatoes into a small dice. Place in glass bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let sit 5


Add minced garlic and basil. Stir to combine, add extra virgin olive oil to taste (maybe 1


Slice baguette crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Heat a pan coated with a small amount of

olive oil. Toast the bread slices in the pan until lightly browned.

Place a heaping tablespoon of tomato mixture onto each toasted bread slice and serve.

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