Brownifer Bites: Summer Bruschetta (with recipe)

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer Bruschetta (with recipe)

We love summer!  Fresh fruits and vegetables are available everywhere you look and organic produce is so easy to come by locally!

If you've never made bruschetta ... it's sort of like the Italian version of chips and salsa!  So of course, Jen is a huge fan.  Chips and salsa is a must-have staple in the Brownifer household!

We're still working on using up leftovers from our Cuban Sandwiches so instead of using pita chips for a quick and easy bruschetta fix, we toasted some of our leftover Cuban Hoagies to make this one.  Normal we'll buy a baguette and slice it, but we work with what we've got!  Whatever bread you have, I guarantee it will work.

  • 3-4 Heirloom tomatoes - the more colors, the more fun!
  • 2/3 Cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2/3 Cup chopped onion (as fine as you like)
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced (however much you like - we go crazy with garlic)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Sliced bread for toasting
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Mix tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic in a bowl and salt/pepper to taste
  • Let mixture sit for 30 minutes or so for flavors to combine, stirring periodically
  • Slice bread and place on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder
  • Put bread in the broiler or oven until crisp and browned to your liking
  • Spoon tomato mixture onto bread and serve!
Brownie likes to sprinkle his bruschetta with romano or parmesan cheese - I prefer it light and fresh.  You can vary this recipe in so many ways, its a fun one to play with and a simple side to so many summer dishes! 

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