Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

'Bruschetta' is an easy to make Italian appetizer and also when ripe juicy tomatoes are available plenty during summer time.

French bread/baguettes-1
Tomatoes- 3 medium size
Extra virgin Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Balsamic Vinegar- 1tsp
Basil leaves- 6-8
Black pepper ground to taste
Salt to taste
Garlic- 2 cloves minced
Olive oil- 1/4 cup

Add tomatoes to the boiling water.Let it stay for a minute.Drain the water.Remove the skin of the tomato and cut into small squares.In a bowl add tomatoes,garlic,extra virgin olive oil,vinegar,chopped basil,pepper and salt.
Slice the French bread about 1/2 inch thick.Coat each side with olive oil.You can toast this on the tava/griddle or in the oven.
Place the toasted bread  on a plate,rub the garlic on toasted bread and spread the tomato mix on the bread and serve.

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