Fresh, Flavorful Bruschetta
I love bruschetta – but really only in the summer when the tomatoes are ripe. This time of the year it’s so tasty you can eat it with a spoon!!!
Bruschetta is simple, healthy and a perfect “go-to” summer appetizer or even side dish. If you have a small garden, you can grow all the main ingredients easily.
2 medium to large tomatoes (or 1 cup cherry or grape – try a variety of colors to make it even prettier), chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 large basil leaves, torn into small pieces
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt, freshly cracked pepper
Step one: Place the tomatoes, garlic and basil in a serving bowl.
Step two: Drizzle olive oil and vinegar on top and mix gently. Season with salt & pepper.
This dish is actually better made early in the day – it gives the tomatoes time to absorb the flavors. To bump it up a notch, you could also add small pieces of mozzarella – this turns it into almost a salad. Or just enjoy as is over lightly toasted sourdough or Italian bread.