Bruschetta was developed in Italy as a way of using up old stale bread. It goes best with baguette or sourdough slices and iced tea. It is simply toasted, stale bread topped with an Italian style raw tomato salsa (salsa fresca). Sometimes, other additions are made, such as chicken, cheese, or other vegetables, and then it is retoasted. It is a fantastic way to use up left over bread from dinner or parties and the excess of tomatoes summer provides. this recipe takes a total of about 15 minutes prep time and serves 2 to 4.
How to Make Bruschetta
- 2-cups diced tomatoes
- ¼-cup diced onion
- 1-tablespoon diced garlic
- ¼-cup chopped fresh basil
- 1-tablespoon vinegar or fresh lemon juice
- 1-tablespoons olive oil
- ¼-cup your choice diced cheese, cured meat or drained black beans
- Several slices of toasted bread
1. Combine all ingredients except the bread.
2. Top toasted bread with the mixture. Serve.
Alternately, the mixture can be wrapped in the meat or cheese instead of mixed in; or the bread can be toasted with the cheese then topped with the mixture; or toasted, topped with the mixture, then topped with the meat and/or cheese and retoasted.
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