Fresh & Easy Bruschetta
Elevate your summer dining with fresh, in season tomatoes from the Farmer's Market
¼ cup extra virgin
1-1/2 TBSP fresh minced garlic
7-8 Roma tomatoes, diced
¼ cup chopped, fresh basil
1 TBSP balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
¼ grated or finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1 loaf French bread, sliced into ½” thick slices
Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and saute until it starts to turn golden brown (do not brown it) – About 1-2 minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Allow to cool.
Chop tomatoes, add to bowl once the oil has cooled. Add Parmesan, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper. Toss mixture well until blended.
Position rack a few inches below broiler and preheat oven on broil. Place bread slices on baking sheet and brush lightly with olive oil on both sides. Broil about 1 minute then flip to toast the opposite side.
Spoon tomato mixture on to toasted, cooled French bread slices. Add more Parmesan to top, if desired. Enjoy!