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ciao bella bruschetta

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello
Benton, PA

Every good Italian knows how to make bruschetta! So this is my version. Bruschetta refers to the bread the tomato salad is served on. But I choose to serve mine with melba rounds, any flavor you like, garlic,sesame,poppy etc. So my version is more like a "dip". Great for a party or even served over grilled chicken. I hand chop my ingredients because a food processor makes the tomatoes too fine. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 3
serves 3 cups
prep time 1 Hr

Ingredients For ciao bella bruschetta

  • 6-8 lg
    plum tomatoes, cored, seeded and chopped into 1/4" pieces
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1
    bunch of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 -11/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 box
    melba rounds, any flavor

How To Make ciao bella bruschetta

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients. Mix well and taste to adjust salt and pepper. Add more to taste.
  • 2
    Refrigerate and let sit over night to marry flavors.
  • 3
    Remove from frig about 1 hour before serving. Flavors taste better at room temp. Serve with melba rounds. Enjoy!