Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Cherry tomatoes are in season and what better way to showcase their sweet and tart flavour than making bruschetta. This simple recipe features only a few ingredients but one bite and you’ll be amazed at the burst of flavour!
1 1/2 pounds of ripe cherry tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
3/4 tsp of sea salt or to taste
1/2 tsp of black pepper, freshly ground
5-7 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 baguette, sliced into diagonal pieces
Slice cherry tomatoes into small pieces, cut each one in half and then into quarters. Place into a bowl and then olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, black pepper and stir.
Finely mince garlic cloves and basil and then stir into mixture. Set aside and prepare baguette.
Preheat oven to 450 F. Cut baguette diagonally into 1 inch thick slices. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toast for 5 minutes in oven or until edges are lightly browned.
Once ready to serve, place a spoonful of tomato mixture onto toasted baguette slices and enjoy!