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Extremely Easy Bruschetta Topping

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TheDrkHorseOne

Extremely Easy Bruschetta Topping

This side of the forum looked a little lonely, so I figured I'd give you folks something here that is extremely easy, tasty, and a personal favorite snack.

No long list of ingredients here, just these:

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced

1/2 an equal sized white onion, diced small

a clove of garlic, minced or pushed through a press

kosher salt to taste

fresh ground pepper to taste

extra-virgin olive oil to taste

A)Mix all ingredients together and stash in the 'fridge to cool. This is personal preference because I like the contrast of hot, toasted bread with the cool, light topping. Helps to meld the flavors as well.  

B)Get out your favorite baguette, slice on bias, and toast to your desired doneness under a broiler. Some folks at this point rub the hot toast with half a clove of garlic. I find it redundant as there's garlic in the topping, but feel free. Simplicity is better for a snack, in my opinion.  

Onsert cool 'slot A' onto a hot 'tab B' and prepare your tummy for some mouth-wateringly tasty treats.

Easy, and genuinely delicious if you can find a fresh farmer's market for the ingredients. Winter ingredients will suffice as well. 

Feel free to ask questions or give comments.   

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ehanner

TDHO,

I couldn't agree more, Bruschetta is one of my all time favorite ways to indulge myself and the family. This time of year tomatoes are plentiful and delicious along with onions and basil. I found that if you want to kick it up a notch, buy the best Balsamic Vinegar you can afford and add to taste in the oil dressing and a little fresh basil chopped up into the mix with feta cheese sprinkled on top! I could make a meal out of this.

Eric

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bluezebra

Very nice recipe ty!

I also love to add capers sometimes and a zest of lemon now and again!

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AnnieT

I have been so hungry for a tomato and mayo sandwich and not one of our tomato plants has anything even pink on it. My son and family just got back from E. Washington and bought me - red ripe tomatoes! So while my supper wasn't quite bruschetta it was sliced tomatoes on Jr. Wraith's baguette with mayo and s&p. Perfection! The soft crumb soaked up the lovely juices, and if you haven't tried this bread you should, A

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JohnMich

Hi all!

Ah! The beautiful bruschetta - snack food from the gods. We often put a thin slice of mozarella cheese on top of the toast. It helps stop the topping softening the underlying bread and adds a dimension to the taste.

I realise this is a baking site but the mix also goes well on bought crackers if the baguette runs out but its not as crunchy tasty as the real thing.

Regards, John

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LindyD

EvaB, check your grocer to see if they carry Campari tomatoes.  They are excellent and actually taste like a tomato, something quite rare in the markets and even with some of the lousy hybrids being grown for the fresh market.

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EvaB

and thank you for the suggestion, I think I've seen them, but am not sure. Sure will look, but the most of the tomatoes are plastic! :)

I do sometimes get half decent ones from the on the vine bunch but the last ones from the store were odd, and didn't taste as good as usual. Maybe a different grower.