Bruschetta is a classic Mediterranean appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. It consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with a variety of toppings. One of the most popular toppings for bruschetta is a simple mixture of fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Here's how to make this delicious dish:
1 French baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced in half
2-3 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons Olivo Amigo Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Spark Balsamic Vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush them lightly with olive oil.
Bake the bread slices in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and crispy.
Remove the bread from the oven and rub each slice with a garlic clove.
In a small bowl, mix together the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Season the tomato mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
Top each bruschetta slice with a spoonful of the tomato mixture.
Serve the bruschetta immediately.
The combination of the toasted bread, garlic, and tomato mixture creates a flavorful and refreshing appetizer. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar add a richness and tanginess to the dish that complements the fresh flavors of the tomatoes and basil. To add some extra flavor to your bruschetta, you can also experiment with different types of bread, such as sourdough or whole grain. You can also add some crumbled feta or grated Parmesan cheese on top of the tomato mixture for a creamy and salty touch.