Bruschetta

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Bruschetta is a delicious tomato salad eaten on toasted baguette or ciabatta bread. It is not only a gorgeous looking appetizer, but its so tasty too! As I mentioned in the gazpacho post, a great way to use the pulp left over from making this dish is to create a bruschetta.

However, if you didn’t recently make gazpacho, then you can make a fresh bruschetta. This little snack on toast is the perfect appetizer for guests, or a great afternoon snack for you.

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For a fresh bruschetta you need:

  • 3 vine tomatoes chopped finely
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of chopped basil
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Chop all of your ingredients and put into a bowl.

Season with salt and pepper and pour over the olive oil.

Let this sit in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving, this way the flavors really intermingle.

Toast your sliced baguette or ciabatta and top each piece with a generous portion of the tomato mixture.

If you have left over gazpacho pulp, you would toast your bread, then put the mixture on top.  Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle on basil, and drizzle with olive oil.

Et Voila, a delicious, healthy appetizer or snack!

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