bruschetta recipe

Bruschetta is one of those foods that make me wish I were Italian.

To have so many dishes that are loved by pretty much the entire world would be freaking awesome. ¬†(I guess my people do have sushi ūüôā ). ¬†One thing I love about bruschetta is that it’s almost like a comfort food, without being incredibly unhealthy like most comfort foods are (at least the way I make it it’s not super unhealthy…who knows what else they add into the store bought kinds….). ¬†And it’s incredibly easy to make. ¬†My friend Melissa was in the middle of cooking some up one day when I went over and the house smelled absolutely heavenly! ¬†She sent me the recipe, and even had me pick some fresh basil from her garden (talk about paradise). ¬†My phone kept glitching out while trying to follow the recipe, so I ended up altering it a bit-which honestly is nothing new because I always alter recipes to my liking-and it turned out really well. ¬†Even Daniel (who doesn’t like tomatoes) loved it.

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what you will need

approx. 10 on the vine tomatoes (diced)

1/3 C chopped fresh basil (be sure it’s fresh, makes all the difference!)

2 Tbls Olive Oil

parmesan to taste approx 1/4 cup because I like lots (I used grated, but you can also use fresh) 

Kosher salt to taste

Balsamic vinegar to taste

Slices of French or Artisan bread toasted

Pinch of cayenne pepper & black pepper (optional)

Fresh mozzarella cheese (optional)

toss the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and salt in a large bowl.
In a frying pan or skillet pour 1 tbls olive oil, then cook the contents of the bowl on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until tomatoes are soft but not soup like (you still want a little texture). If you want the cayenne and black pepper add them now.
Remove from heat and add the parmesan and vinegar.  Stir together and let sit for 5 minutes.  Serve warm or cold over toast and fresh mozzarella. 

***the left overs are also amazing on brown rice with some chicken***



-Audrey Hepburn

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