I’m happy the weather is finally starting to feel like spring. As the weather gets warmer I do like to try and eat a little lighter. Light snacks, or light meals. Lots of salads and fresh fruits and vegetables.
This classic bruschetta is a perfect example of a light and bright snack or lunch. You can mix it up with other ingredients but this one is just a classic tomato bruschetta!
Classic Tomato Bruschetta
4 medium tomatoes, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade (finely shopped)
3 T shaved parmesan
3-4 T extra virgin olive oil
2 t salt
1 t salt
1 baguette (about 10 oz) sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 T olive oil
2 t salt
2 t pepper
Directions: In a medium bowl add in diced tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper (more or less to taste) Put in the refrigerator and let chill for about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange slices of bread on a large baking sheet. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown about 15-20 minutes. Once done, let cool.
Remove the tomato mixture and mix in the shaved parmesan cheese. Next add a spoonful of the tomato mixture to the top of the crostini. Serve immediately.
Note: You can add the cheese on top of the tomato mixture. I chose to mix in so then it doesn’t fall off. You can also add a splash of balsamic vinegar for an extra kick in flavor.