Monday, September 6, 2010
I've tried this recipe a few times in the past, but that was before my blogging days. I was bringing an appetizer for a get together tonight and the main course was pasta. I thought this would be a perfect pair for the main course. It came out fabulous and was a hit. Will definitely make it again!
6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
3 tbs. olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 French baguette
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1. Preheat the oven on broiler setting.
2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, 1 tbs of olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes (the longer it sits the better).
3. Cut the baguette into 3/4-inch slices. On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Use the remaining olive oil and brush olive oil on both sides of the baguette.
4. Broil for 2 minutes, until the tops are slightly brown.
5. Flip the baguettes over so that the brown sides are now on the bottom. Sprinkle the cheese onto the bread.
6. Put baguettes back in the over for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
7. Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the baguette slices or put tomato mixture into a small bowl and allow guests to make their own bruschetta.
⋅ Labels: Appetizers