One of my favorite and healthy snacks is the freshly made easy Bruschetta (pronounced brew~sket~tah) recipe. We made this often in our little restaurant in Broni.
This crowd-pleaser is great for a potluck or a summer backyard gathering. The beauty of the Bruschetta recipe is its tasty simplicity. You must have the best ingredients, especially perfectly ripe tomatoes, and a good quality olive oil otherwise the flavor will be dull.
- Roma tomatoes - the tomatoes must be ripe and remove seeds. If you can't find acceptable Romas the the next best tomato is ripe heirloom cherry tomato.
- Olive oil - use a quality extra virgin olive oil. Since this recipe use raw ingredients you want everything to be the best quality you can find.
- Onion - use yellow or brown onion.
- Fresh basil - it's an important ingredient ,you can find fresh basil easily in the grocery store.
- Garlic powder - I like the extra punch that comes from garlic powder, if you use fresh garlic, mix it in well.
- Crusty bread - use a simple baguette sliced thin and lightly toast for a base for the Bruschetta.
How to Make My Easy Bruschetta Recipe
Just toss all the ingredients in a bowl and you've got the perfect party or potluck appetizer. I prefer making my Bruschetta in the morning and serve in the evening, this gives all the flavors time to mix and develop.
You can also add finely minced olives for a nice flavor.
Don't forget the homemade Crostini
This crowd-pleaser is great for a potluck or a summer backyard gathering.
- 6 ripe Roma tomatoes, remove seeds and dice
- ¼ cup Olive Oil plus 2 tablespoons
- ½ Onion, diced
- 4-5 leaves fresh Basil, chopped
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- pinch of Salt
- 1 Baguette Italian or French crusty bread
- Grated Parmesan
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a medium bowl mix together the tomatoes, red onion, salt, fresh basil, ¼ cup olive oil and let sit for about thirty minutes giving time for the flavors develop.
- Slice the bread into thin slices, however, you want the bread to be thick enough to hold the topping without falling apart. Place breadslices on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake the bread for several minutes until bread begins to dry out and appears lightly toasted.
- Drizzle a little bit of olive oil and pinch of salt on the bread slices.
- Stir the tomato mixture and spoon over the toasted bread.
Add a little balsamic vinegar for that extra zing.
Serving Size:3 toasts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.
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