Simple Bruschetta

Brian Blackley

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@bblackley

The kids love this one. Quick and easy, warm and cheesy, this one is also a hit with guests. Add red pepper flakes for an extra kick.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This simple dish has great flavor... largely due to the fresh tomatoes and prominent basil!  I used 3 large tomatoes when I prepared the dish, but feel free to adjust to your liking.

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Ingredients

1 medium
loaf french bread cut into 1 inch slices
4 medium
tomatoes, chopped
8 oz
mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 small
onion, chopped
1/2 small
sweet red (bell) pepper, chopped
1 bunch
fresh basil, chopped
2 clove
chopped garlic
3 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp
coarse sea salt (to taste)
1 tsp
coarse ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp
fresh oregano (or 2 tsp. dried)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all ingredients except cheese and bread in a mixing bowl. Set aside and let flavors blend.
2
Toast bread to light, golden brown and remove from oven.
3
Mix mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
4
Spoon tomato mixture onto bread. Drizzle with juice (tomato, oil, vinegar) from mixing bowl. Top with cheese. Continue until all ingredients are gone.
5
Place in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove and serve!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Party Food