What is Bruschetta?
Bruschetta is an Italian antipasto (appetizer) that typically consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Simple and delicious, bruschetta can be prepared in a variety of ways, with toppings ranging from fresh tomatoes and basil to creamy ricotta and honey. Here’s an easy and delicious bruschetta recipe for your next party!
- 1 loaf of Italian bread
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut the bread into slices about 1/2 inch thick and place them on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and salt. Brush the mixture over the bread slices.
- Bake the bread in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
- In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.
- Top each slice of toast with a spoonful of the tomato mixture and serve immediately.