Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Homemade Bruschetta

Here's the deal- I don't really like tomatoes.
I know, you're all riveted. Great start to the blog post Laura, great start.
For some reason the texture and smell of raw tomatoes by themselves gives me the heebie jeebies.

That being said, the bruschetta I make is the closest I ever get to eating them...but that's it tomatoes- don't push your luck.

Today we'll be making this:
Yeah, uh-huh. It's good. This recipe is meant for two, so double/triple as needed!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED (serves 2-3):
1 medium tomato
4 basil leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp worth minced onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 ounce mozzarella cheese
french bread
1. parboil tomatoes: bring water to a boil, remove from heat, throw in tomatoes for a minute. this will make it super easy to peel the skin off!
2. dice up your tomatoes- getting rid of the nasty, slimy seed part. [shudder]
3. mince garlic and onion, and  chiffonade your basil.
4. throw sliced bread in 350 degree oven to toast lightly
5. mix all ingredients, place on bread, cover in cheese, and top with basil and black pepper.
6. bake at 350 until cheese is lightly melted!

bah. raw tomatoes.
parboiling makes skin removal easy peasy
mix it up.

top it.
melted perfection.

Now, if you're looking to make this a little more healthy (or are a terrible person and don't like cheese) skip the mozzarella! This would still be good served cold instead of hot. I mean, clearly my vote is pro-cheese, but that's just me.

Now, along with my cranberry pecan dip, this is one of the best things to make for a small gathering- quick, easy, and delicious!
What's your go-to party snack?


  1. Cheese makes everything better- Proven fact. This looks delicious and easy (which is awesome for the cooking challenged). Happy Tuesday lady!xx

  2. so i almost didn't read this after i saw "i don't like tomoatoe" ... but i decided to give you another chance. and you won. looks amazingly yummy.

  3. This looks delicious! Will definitely be adding it to my recipe cards :]

  4. I love bruschetta and this looks delicious. Also - it's a major plus that it's a recipe for two! Those can be hard to come by :)

  5. That looks so good! I feel the same way about tomatoes - but for some reason I love them on pizza.

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  6. You parboiled tomatoes?!? {Insert my super impressed face here.}
    The girl who should buy stock in canned tomatoes.

  7. YUM!! i don't like tomatoes either, but i do like pico de gallo and bruschetta i'm such a weirdo haha. I wanna make this!

  8. Oh my gosh, Bruschetta is the closest I'll get to raw tomatoes, too!! Throw cheese on anything and I'll give in, haha! This looks SO beyond delicious - I'm hungry now! :)

    sorelle in style

  9. That looks SO good, thanks for the recipe:)

  10. Looks so yummy! I really like bruschetta and it looks so easy to make.


  11. omg, this looks beyond delish. Thanks for sharing, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo


  12. Get in my belly! And I will NEVER skip the cheese.


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