Summer is right around the corner and the thing that goes best with it?
OK, really it’s watermelon. But after that?
Here is the best bruchetta recipe I know of. It’s simple, refreshing and light and just tastes like summer.
4 cups of finely chopped tomatoes-(I prefer Roma)
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 T finely chopped rosemary
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 extra virgin, (or just your regular virgin variety), olive oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
sliced provolone cheese
thick sliced garlic bread
In a two quart bowl mix tomatoes, onions, parsley, rosemary, olive oil and vinegar. Cover and marinate for an hour or so.
Toast the garlic bread. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Lay a slice of provolone cheese on it and toast until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Take out of the oven and cover each piece of bread with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the tomato mixture. Garnish with more grated cheese and be prepared to make more because this batch will be gone in no time!
You’re welcome! 😉
Comment by Kristina P. on April 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm
I love bruschetta!
My favorite recipe is:
1) Go to store.
2) Buy container of pre-made bruschetta.
3) Open container.
4) Spoon onto crostini.
5) Put into tummy.
Comment by Krissa on April 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm
OK, I can dig this whole phenomenon. But, I promise you… this is SO much better than anything you will buy in the grocery store!
Comment by Roger on April 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm
What? You don’t finely chop your own tomatoes? For shame. I’m with Kristina when it comes to bruschetta, unless I can finely chop my own tomatoes then I can dig my own. 😉
Comment by Nan on April 7, 2011 at 3:01 am
Nom nom nommm! It’s gettin’ pretty summery around here!
Comment by noe noe girl on April 7, 2011 at 6:08 am
Excuse me while I drool!
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 10:28 am
If you were to try this, you’d be a believer, Roger!
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 10:29 am
It is SO light and refreshing!
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 10:30 am
Wait ’till you try it! My family thinks about it all summer!
Comment by Grandma J on April 7, 2011 at 10:30 am
What time are you serving? I’ll bring the watermelon!!
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 10:42 am
OH, GAWD YES! I will provide the drinks! Let’s see…. something light and summery. White wine spritzers? Margaritas? Daiquiris? ALL THREE!
Comment by Kori on April 7, 2011 at 11:39 am
add shrimp and a smidgen of goat cheese. Eat while wearing mardi gras beads. And nothing else. Don’t ask me how I know that.
***LOVED*** the present!
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 11:59 am
OHMIGAWD, that sounds SO good! Now who do I know with Mardi Gras beads….? 😉
Comment by Red Hamster on April 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm
If I make this bruschetta, will summer come faster? It’s still cold in Iowa and I’m tired of it. …and it will be a long time before there’s fresh local tomatoes here…. *sigh*
Comment by Krissa on April 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm
I have the perfect solution! Come visit me in south Texas! If that doesn’t warm you up, nothing will! 😉
The guest room is all ready! Plus, I’ll make you bruchetta!
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