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Rainbow colored fresh tomato bruschetta with fresh basil leaf
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Garden Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Garden fresh tomato bruschetta is a Italian appetizer, a favorite finger food and needs 10 minutes of prep work. It’s comprised of grilled bread, and a very rustic kind of appetizer. Its light, fresh, and packs big flavors. Ideal for a summer gathering with friends, this easy Italian starter is fresh, tasty and full of flavour . Can be serves as light lunch or snack!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 357kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf crusty French baguette
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 8-9 fresh basil leaves
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 80 ml good quality olive oil
  • Sea salt – to taste
  • Crushed pepper – to taste

Instructions

Prep work for tomato bruschetta –

  • Dice tomatoes. Chop fresh basil leaves into thin strips or chop them fine. Slice the baguette loaf diagonally into 12 thick slices. Keep peeled garlic ready.

Mix them up -

  • In a large bowl, mix tomatoes and basil, taking care not to mash or break up the tomatoes too much. Add salt, crushed pepper to taste. Mix gently. Cover and let tomatoes drink in all the flavors and seasoning. 

How to serve -

    Toast the bread -

    • Brush olive oil on both sides and lightly grill them until they are get nice golden grill marks on both sides. Rub garlic over the grilled bread. You can rub garlic before grilling and then drizzle olive oil. Works just fine wither ways.
      Scoop out the tomato basil mix and spread on the grilled or toasted bread. Place these tomato bruschetta on rustic wooden serving platters and serve immediately. 

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    Notes

    To glaze or not to glaze-
    Balsamic glaze drizzled over bruschetta may be the best kind of drizzle you might think, but we are keeping it low carb, balsamic glaze – be gone!
    We are simply taking the flavors up of this tomato bruschetta by drizzling the juices from the bowl of the tomato-basil filling.
    But if you think you need a hint of acidity to your bruschetta for flavor balancing, add a splash of red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar – just a splash.
    Nutritional Info - Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0g | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.3mg