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tomato and eggplant topping for bruschetta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kathy W
New Carlisle, OH

This is a nice topping for bruschetta or crackers. It takes a little work, but it is worth it. Try putting a thin slice of cheese on the bruschetta first, then adding the topping.

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tomato and eggplant topping for bruschetta

  • 1 md
  • 1 pt
    cherry tomatoes, cut in half then quarter each half.
  • note: you may use 2 large tomatoes, that have been seeded and diced small instead.
  • 1 c
    zucchini, small dice
  • 1/4 c
    onion, small diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2-3 tsp
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp
    or so, fresh minced basil, thyme and/or oregano as desired
  • 1/4 c
    slivered almonds, toasted, optional

How To Make tomato and eggplant topping for bruschetta

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Poke holes in the skin of the eggplant with a fork. Bake of a baking sheet 20-25 minutes or until tender. Cool completely.
  • 2
    While eggplant is cooling, quarter tomatoes, dice onion and zucchini and place in a medium bowl.
  • 3
    Mix together vinegar, olive oil, sugar and garlic and set aside.
  • 4
    When eggplant is cooled completely, peel and dice. (You can usually just pull the eggplant skin off without much work) Add to the tomato mixture.
  • 5
    Add vinegar and oil mixture and gently toss to coat .
  • 6
    Add herbs if desired.
  • 7
    Let stand 2-3 hours. Check seasoning. Drain any liquid off. Mix in nuts (optional).
  • 8
    Serve on toasted baguette slices, crackers or melba toast.