CLASSIC BRUSCHETTA

I love Bruschetta. They are especially great during hot summer days. Packed with flavor and the addition of tomatoes gives this a fun texture. Bruschetta is an excellent appetizer. Also excellent to serve with a side of pasta. And for an extra layer of flavor, you can top the Bruschetta with some cheese like ricotta or Parmesan cheese.

INGREDIENTS

TOMATOES:

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup thinly sliced basil

4 large tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

BREAD:

1 large baguette, sliced ¼-inch thick on the bias

2 cloves garlic, halved

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing

How to Make Classic Bruschetta

Step 1: Heat the oil in a skillet over low-medium heat. Then, add the garlic and cook until golden. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the garlic to cool down.

Step 2: In a big bowl, place the tomatoes, vinegar, basil, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix well, then add the oil and garlic. Allow this to sit for about half an hour.

Step 3: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees.

Step 4: Slightly brush two sides of the bread with oil. Lay the bread on a sheet and toast for about 15 minutes until golden, turning the bread halfway.

Step 5: Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool for a couple of minutes. On top of the bread, place halved cloves of garlic.

Step 6: With some tomatoes, coat the top of each bread piece. Enjoy!

Tips:

You can store these in the fridge for up to a week. You can even freeze the bruschetta mix.

Place a spoonful of bruschetta on top of the bread.

Bruschetta is a wonderful appetizer. You can also serve this with a side of pasta. If desired, top the bruschetta with cheese such as ricotta or Parmesan cheese for an extra dose of flavor.

Nutritional Facts:

Serving size: 2 pieces of bread., Calories: 151 Protein: 3g Fiber: 1g Carbs: 18g Sagar: 3g Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 1g Sodium: 333 mg.