Hi it’s Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog, and I’m back to share a fresh and scrumptious summer appetizer with you! This Tomato Basil Bruschetta is a classic!
One of my most favourite things about summer is being able to get all of my groceries at local farmer’s markets. I love to take the family and make a morning of it as we go from booth to booth ogling all of the delicious produce and baked goods. Then we leave with bags full of locally grown squash, salad, herbs, tomatoes, berries, fruit and baked breads. On those nights we eat nothing but veggies and bread for dinner…our fave.
So when I I knew we were having friends over on the weekend, I decided to make a big batch of Tomato Basil Bruschetta, because this appetizer is always a guaranteed hit! One of the things I love most about making bruschetta is that I can buy all of the ingredients fresh from the market: tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil and newly baked baguettes.
Bruschetta is one of the easiest and quickest appetizers to make! You can have this recipe made and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, so it’s great for last minute get-togethers and large crowds. I love bruschetta. In fact, we love it so much we will often just eat it for dinner, or make a pasta salad with it. So good.
Serve this bruschetta with slices of fresh baked baguettes, fill up wine glasses with chilled Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, and settle in for a delicious evening.
Pile it on, and don’t forget to dip your bread into the bottom of the bowl, that’s where are the good stuff is…delicious garlicky tomato jus.
- 3 cups of chopped tomatoes
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bunch basil, chopped (about ¾ cup chopped)
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
- ⅛ tsp salt
- fresh ground pepper
- olive oil, splash
- 1 baguette
- ¼ cup butter
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
- Let the mixture rest for at least 15 minutes so the flavours have time to meld together.
- While the mix is resting, slice the baguette into ½ inch pieces and arrange them on a baking sheet.
- Brush the slices of bread with melted butter, then place the sheet into the oven for about 5 minutes, until the bread is lightly toasted.
- When the toasts are done, top them with the bruschetta and enjoy!
So what do you think? This is a perfect summer appetizer right? Enjoy!
Have a delicious day!