Tomato and Basil Bruschetta (Julie and Julia Style)

"The movie Julie and Julia has certainly revived this classic appetizer. The key to success with is recipe is to use the freshest and best quality ingredients available."
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  • Mix tomatoes and basil together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Fry Bread: Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in frying pan and fry bread until golden brown on both side.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • Rub one side with garlic clove.
  • OR.
  • Toast Bread In Oven:

  • Place bread on baking sheet and broil until golden brown on both sides; 12-15 minutes.
  • Rub one side with garlic clove and brush with olive oil.
  • Drain the tomato-basil mixture of excess liquid and spoon on to each slice of bread.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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  1. Nickey
    love it !! Make it for brunch!! Watched the movie ( Julie and Julia) twice and thought to try out their recipe then found this!! Merci!!
  2. Sabrina C.
    Yummy!! I used some cilantro and basil mixed together and cheddar cheese instead of pram and it was amazing!!!!
  3. teresas
    We loved this. I cut the recipe down to serve 2 and used big slices of french bread. I toasted them in my toaster oven. I was really impressed with the garlic flavor. I was expecting nothing from the little slice that I used. :) I still have a garlic taste in my mouth. I did throw in some capers for added flavor. DH said "Wow, this is good". That makes it 5 stars in my book. Thanks for posting. :)
  4. Sharon123
    Yum! I used ripe cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden. I scaled the recipe down just for me. Delicious and easy too! Thanks! Made for Newest Zaar tag.


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