This morning I went to the local farmers market, here in Santa Monica, and found these amazing organic tomatoes on the vine. And got inspired.Tonight I prepared the classic Italian Bruschetta.
Bruschetta is an easy and fast appetizer that only requires few simple ingredients.
The secret to success with this recipe is to buy savory tomatoes and the right loaf of bread, with a crunchy crust and soft interior, like a French loaf, a Pugliese bread, or a French baguette (you will need to cut the baguette diagonally to make bigger slices).
You cannot go wrong with this recipe. Wholesome, fresh, few ingredients - that's all it takes!
Here are the ingredients:
- 8 thick slices of bread
- 3-4 fresh tomatoes
- 4-5 leaves of fresh basil
- 2 garlic cloves
- extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper
Let it sit for at least 10 minutes while you prepare the bread. This way, all the flavors will mix nicely together and the tomatoes will pick up the aroma of the basil and the garlic.
Note: Make sure the bread stays soft on the inside, and crunchy only on the surface!
Serve immediately when the bread is still warm.
What do you think? Buonissime, right? Let me know!