Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Staff Writer
Bruschetta
Molly Aronica
Bruschetta

When it comes to the perfect snack, I'm looking for unfussy, bite-sized morsels that I can pick up and eat with my hands. Simple bruschetta comes to mind instantly. Slices of crusty baguette, toasted, and topped with fresh, garlicky tomatoes, and a sprinkling of basil — it's tough to find a dish more satisfying, and it couldn't be easier to make. 

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or put through a press
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Baguette (or loaf of any crusty bread), sliced into 1-inch pieces or thicker
  • Fresh basil, thinly sliced, for garnish

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for at least an hour to let to flavors blend together and break down the tomatoes.

When you're ready to serve, toast the slices of bread lightly in the oven. Top the warm crostini with the tomato mixture and garnish with basil. 

Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.