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Bruschetta con Pomodori - Garlic Bread with Tomatoes

Bruschetta is simple and delicious. It can be served as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to a salad or main course.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Slices crusty Italian bread
  • 3 Large Cloves Garlic crushed and minced
  • 4 Tbs Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 Tomatoes firm ripe, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil minced
  • 1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Gather your ingredients together.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds.
  • Submerge immediately in an ice bath.
  • Remove the skins and seeds.
  • Arrange the slices of bread on a baking sheet and broil 5 inches from the heat until lightly browned.
  • Turn and brown the other side.
  • In a small bowl, combine a tablespoon of roasted garlic* with enough olive oil to make a paste and spread the mixture on one side of the bread.
  • In a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat, add the tomatoes, salt and pepper, and toss for 1 to 2 minutes, just until the tomatoes are heated through.
  • Stir in basil and vinegar.
  • Top the toasted slices with the tomato mixture and serve with Parmesan cheese. Delicious!

Notes

* See our Lady Moon Farms recipes.