Bruschetta

by BiteSizedJessica on July 13, 2011

Tomatoes are the seasonal fruit I most anticipate every summer. Even though you can get them year round, there really is nothing better to me than a fresh, ripe, New Jersey tomato. I love them on anything – sandwiches, bagels, in pasta, in salads, and especially on their own, as bruschetta.

 

I love making bruschetta. It’s so easy and when the tomatoes are ripe, there’s really not much to do to them. I have a few fun things I like to add to the tomatoes, like leftover pickling liquid from pickled ramps or spring onion greens. But other than that, the recipe is simple and relies on the beauty and deliciousness of a perfect summer tomato. It’s my favorite snack to bring on the fire escape, along with mozzarella and prosciutto from Russo’s sandwich shop. I have some in the fridge that I might go snack on right now actually…enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:
(Makes 20 pieces)

 

3 large hothouse tomatoes
2 spring onions, greens and bulbs
1 clove garlic, made into a paste
Fresh basil
1 cup olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Process:

 

    1. Chop tomatoes, dice onions and chiffonnade the spring onion greens.
    2. Chop basil and zest garlic on a micro-plane.
    3. Mix all ingredients together. Season well and serve on toasted baguette with mozzarella and prosciutto.

 

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin July 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

Mmmmm, these are making me so hungry! I love hoe they look, simple yet delicious, I can’t wait to try them out myself!

Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls July 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

I’m loving everything about this bruschetta! All my fav ingredients! Bookmarked to try soon!

New to your blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

BiteSizedJessica July 16, 2011 at 1:44 am

Erin, thanks and hope you try the recipe soon. It’s easy and so great.

Mary, so happy you found us! Definitely come back every Wednesday for more bites.

Maureen July 16, 2011 at 2:28 am

I love, love, love bruschetta. I could easily eat nothing else for a meal. The crunch, the tartness of the vinegar and the sweetness of the tomatoes and the sharpness of the onions.. it all does a dance in my mouth.

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