Wether my ripe and delicious tomatoes from the garden are waiting to be picked and prepared or I walk by those juicy looking tomatoes at the market I mostly think about making bruschetta. For everyone who hasn´t heard about it yet… bruschetta is an italian antipasto served as an appetizer or as a snack. In my opinion it´s also a good dinner or when having a party during summer this is a perfect light snack. Everyone who likes tomatoes will love it!
- 6 ripe tomatoes
- 1 garlic glove
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for brushing
- fresh basil leaves, chopped.
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
Prepare the tomatoes first. Cut tomatoes into halves or quarters and remove and then into small dices.
Turn on the oven to 180°C to preheat.
While the oven is heating, combine chopped tomatoes, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, the chopped basil in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Slice the baguette on a diagonal into thick slices. Coat one side of each slice with olive oil using a brush and rub bread with the garlic clove. Place on a baking sheet, olive oil side down. Toast for 5-6 minutes, until golden brown.
Align the bread on a serving platter, olive oil side up. Top with tomatoes on each slice of toasted bread and serve right away.