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brushcetta with balsamic tomato topping

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Bruschetta is actually the type of bread, not the topping. Happily, this bruschetta is the base for a traditional tomato-based topping.

(5 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For brushcetta with balsamic tomato topping

  • 3 c
    seeded and minced roma tomatoes, about 8
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    red onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    sugar (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    flaked salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    granulated or powdered garlic
  • 1 md
    loaf french or italian bread, sliced

How To Make brushcetta with balsamic tomato topping

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, parsley, 1 Tbs. olive oil and salt and pepper. Toss to combine and let rest for up to one hour so flavors can blend.
  • 2
    Bring balsamic vinegar (and sugar if using) to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half - about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the remaining olive oil and garlic powder. Brush the top side of each baguette slice with the olive oil mixture. Place slices onto a lined baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes, until light golden brown.
  • 4
    Top each slice of toasted bread with a spoonful of the tomato mixture. Drizzle the balsamic glaze onto each bruschetta and serve.

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