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Tomato Basil Bruschetta
This Bruschetta makes a great appetizer. It also fits in well at a Bruschetta bar or as an accompaniment to an Italian dinner.
Total Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baguette or Italian Loaf
2 pounds roma tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T. balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup - 1/2 cup fresh basil, minced
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Heat olive oil over medium low heat and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add tomatoes, vinegar, salt and pepper and basil. Stir. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Add parmesan right before serving.
Toasted Crostini Bread Pieces:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice baguette in 1/4 inch slices. Brush olive oil on each baguette slice to cover both cut sides. Lightly salt baguette slices. Toast in oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Top toasted bread slices with bruschetta topping.