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    Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

    Tomato and Basil Bruschetta. Photo by Sandi (From CA)

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    45 mins

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    35 mins

    BothFex's Note:

    My first culinary "success." This recipe came from a great book _Cucina Amore_, and is often requested by friends and family.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil.
    2. 2
      When combined slowly drizzle in oil.
    3. 3
      Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile back at the bat cave, toast the bread.
    5. 5
      This can be done either in the toaster (if it's got really wide slots) or under the broiler (if using this method watch closely so it doesn't become a brickette).
    6. 6
      When the bread is toasted rub each piece, on one side, with the whole garlic pieces.
    7. 7
      Place the bread on a cookie sheet and top with tomato mixture.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle on a little cheese and broil till the cheese melts (you can skip that last broiling bit and it's equally as wonderful).
    9. 9
      Serve immediately.
    10. 10
      The tomato mixture also makes a wonderful vinegrette for an antipasto salad.
    11. 11
      Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2002

      55

      Nice and easy! This has great flavor, and eye appeal. It was easy to put together and bake. I followed your directions and did not alter anything in the recipe. A nice variety of flavors and textures. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will be using this one again!

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    • on March 24, 2003

      55

      Delicious bruschetta!!! What an amazing, tasty appetizer & so easy to pull together. Your family or guests will be amazed because this bruschetta is equal, if not better than any you will find prepared by the best Italian restaurants. I made some simple adjustments by adding 1/3 cup of finely diced red onion & also upped the balsamic to 1 tablespoon. For the best taste, use the finest EXTRA virgin olive oil you can find (or afford!) & you will feel like you are in Italy!

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    • on January 24, 2003

      55

      forgot to add my stars!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

    Serving Size: 1 (153 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 232.7
     
    Calories from Fat 111
    48%
    Total Fat 12.4 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 1.8 mg
    0%
    Sodium 572.8 mg
    23%
    Total Carbohydrate 25.3 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    13%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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