This is a go to food for me in the summer months. After getting out the door this morning at 7:50 and feeling how utterly cold it felt, I am wishing it was summer. I don't usually say those words because summer here in the south is long and hot. Usually by mid August I have had enough then the realization hits that there are two full months ahead before it even begins to cool down. In any case, today, I wish it was summer.
So, going with that theme, we had this bruschetta with lunch. By we, I mean I ate this and the pickier ones had spaghetti.
This is put together in no time at all and requires just a couple of minutes under the grill to melt the parmesan. Delicious mid week lunch. You can make a big batch of it and it keeps in the fridge for about 4 to 5 days. So a great make ahead topping when you know you won't have much time.
Note: In the recipe it states a full baguette. In reality you might not need to use the entire thing. It depends on how thick you cut your slices. I cut mine into about 1 inch thick slices.
So very good
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta
Makes enough for about 8/10 slices
2 Ripe tomatoes, diced
1/2 White onion, diced
3 Garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Teaspoon rosemary
1 Teaspoon dried basil
Small bunch fresh chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided (more if needed)
1/2 Cup/50 grams fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 Baguette, cut into about 10 slices on the diagonal
In a bowl combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, rosemary, basil, parsley, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a large skillet heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Add the bread slices (in batches if necessary) and cook until each side until slightly crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and arrange the bread slices on a large baking tray. Top each piece of bread with the tomato mixture and top with fresh parmesan.
Put under a hot grill in the oven for just a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve straight away.
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