We've recently perfected the simple art of making French bread. It really is a simple recipe and comes in so handy! I'll be sharing the how-to in an upcoming post.. but today's treat is bruschetta. It is one of my favorite mini meals.. it's great as an appetizer, afternoon snack, or even a light dinner if that's your mood. I like making a series of tapas dishes and including a batch of bruschetta on the menu. You can skip the cheese of course.. these are almost like mini pizzas! Every time I make it, it comes out differently. How do you make your bruschetta?
Here's what you need:
1 pint Cherry tomatoes
4 cloves of Garlic
2 tbs. Olive Oil
2 tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
10 Fresh Basil leaves.. maybe more
Sea Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
2 tbs. Butter
Baguette of French Bread
4 tbs. Parmesan cheese
4 tbs. Mozzarella Cheese
Now what to do...
First, slice those tomatoes in half, lengthwise.
Finely chop your garlic
Heat some olive oil in a skillet and throw in the garlic on medium heat.. for just a minute
Toss it in a bowl to the side.
Now chop that fresh basil.
Throw the chopped tomatoes in the bowl with the garlic. Add a little more olive oil, and a bit of balsamic vinegar.
Add the basil. Salt and pepper it to taste.. don't overdo it.
Stir it up together and set aside.
Now you can prepare your bread and cheese.
Slice up your bread.
Saute the bread in a little butter just til golden brown.
Add the toppings and grated cheeses.
(I popped mine in the oven for 2 minutes just to get the cheese melted.)
Devour these little morsels.