Bruschetta & Cheese

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Bobbi Gulla

By
@BobbiGee

This is best made with New Jersey tomatoes. I live in NJ's sister state, Pennsylvania. Except for the tomatoes I ate in France, no other tomato even comes close...

If you can't get Vidalia onions, try "red" or "sweet" onions.

I made bruschetta last night using an extremely ripe NJ tomato. So ripe that it was east to peel the tomatoes by just using a serrated knife to life up on end of the skin & just pull... skin practically falls off.

The fragrance of the cut up tomato wafted into the living room... pure heaven!!!! The same with the fresh basil.

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This twist on bruschetta is delicious. It's fresh, full of flavor and cheesy! The fresh basil adds a peppery taste and made the Test Kitchen smell amazing. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Depends on the crowd. This makes a smaller batch.
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    very ripe tomatoes, chopped & seeded
  • 1/2 c
    fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    vidalia onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic [use the ready minced garlic]
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly gound black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar [white & granulated]
  • 1/2 tsp
    Accent [optional]
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese [finely shredded/whole milk]
  • ·
    crackers [your family's favorite or garlic bread cut into bite size pieces.

How to Make Bruschetta & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix all ingredients [except crackers/garlic bread] in medium bowl. The cheese is optional for some people but not for me. :-)
  2. Put in refrigerator until flavors mingle, about 4 hours.
  3. Spoon bruschetta onto crackers/garlic bread.

    The crackers/garlic bread are not an option for me because of dental problems. I sure wish I could put the bruschetta on the garlic bread. I eat mine with a spoon [that's where I got the cheese idea]. Enjoy!

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