Picture Perfect Bruschetta

This classic Italian appetizer is a perfect way to eat fresh tomatoes and basil.

  • Prep: 15 Mins
  • Cook: 15 Mins
  • Portions: 8-10 pieces

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 lb. Roma tomatoes, ripe
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 basil leaves + more for garnish, rolled up and cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 loaf french bread
  • Butter
  • 1 garlic clove

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Quarter tomatoes and pull out seeds and pulp
  3. Chop tomatoes into small pieces
  4. Place tomatoes in a mixing bowl and add minced garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
  5. Place in fridge until ready to serve
  6. Slice bread loaf into 1 1/2 inch slices
  7. Spread butter on both sides of bread and place on a baking sheet
  8. Bake bread for 10 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and flip bread, baking for another 5 minutes, or until bread is golden brown on each side
  10. Slice the tip off of the garlic clove
  11. Rub garlic clove across the top of each toasted bread slice
  12. Spoon bruschetta mixture onto the bread and top with basil

Discussion 4 comments

H.Holmes says:

2 lbs of garlic cloves?

Meridian Meats says:

Thank you for noticing our error. It should be 2 garlic cloves, and 1 lb. of tomatoes. Thank you for noticing. 2 lbs. of garlic would be some serious garlicky breath!

Adele Johnston says:

Really! 2 pounds each tomatoes and garlic????

Meridian Meats says:

Thanks for noticing our error. The correct recipe is 1 lb. of tomatoes and 2 garlic cloves. Thank you for noticing Adele.

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