This is an easy one. Strangely enough, I had never made it before and now that I have I don’t know why! It’s the easiest recipe on this site to date. Even the most novice of cooks can make this. Homemade bruschetta delivers the most appreciation for the minimal effort required. You should really just go make some now.
All you gotta do is this:
- 4 ripe vine tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced very finely
- 3 sprigs of fresh basil, chopped finely
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinaigrette
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all of the above ingredients together.
I told you it was easy! It really doesn’t get any easier than that. It is also delicious. What more could you ask for?
I like to serve this on toasted garlic bread pieces. I will buy a french baguette and cut it into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices. I will then brush a combination of melted butter or olive oil and garlic onto the bread and put it in the oven at 425° for about 15 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and the outside is crispy.
I also like to spread a thin layer of Boursin cheese onto the bread and then put the bruschetta on top. The creamy flavour of the cheese compliments the bruschetta so nicely.
There are so many options here. You can toast some naan bread and serve the bruschetta with it; you could also serve it over bread and top it off with a balsamic glaze; you can serve it in a bowl surrounded by crackers like these Ace Mini Baguette Crisps. It’s up to you!