There are so many different ways to create a bruschetta. This recipe is your basic tomato and basil bruschetta, which makes a great appetizer before any Italian dish you are serving.
My three friends pictured voiced an interest in becoming my students for a basic cooking class. Bruschetta was our first recipe of the evening. We served it up with ravioli, and ended the night with ice cream sandwiches. Stay tuned for lots more recipes to come from our cooking class.
- 6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of one lime
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 loaf crusty Italian bread
- Freshly grated Parmesan
- Balsamic vinegar
In medium bowl, mix first 8 ingredients together. Set aside.
Heat oven to broil. Slice bread into 1/2 inch pieces. Place on cookie sheet and spray with olive oil. Lightly drizzle balsamic oil over the bread.
Broil until bread becomes a light brown toast (about 3 minutes). Spoon tomato mixture onto bread and serve topped with lots of fresh Parmesan.