Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bruschetta Bombdiggity

This bruschetta is AH-MAZING! You must make it! It will win friends, lock down a proposal, and get you very very far in life. Or at least you will get hounded for the recipe by everyone who has tried it, promise. 

This recipe was a collaboration between my gorgeous sister and myself. She is much more the foodie of the family so I have to give her some props. I've also asked her to to a little guest posting here in the future too :) You'll love her! 

Here's whatcha need:
8 roma tomatos~diced
4 cloves of garlic~minced
1 cup chopped fresh basil (use your food processor with the chopping blade, crazy easy)
1 tablespoon balsamic vingar
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bagette or loaf of french bread~sliced
olive oil
8oz soft mozzarella
Mix the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
With a basting brush, coat each slice of bread with olive oil and toast both sides on a hot griddle. Please don't skip this step! It's what makes the recipe, good things happen on that griddle. And.....I may or may not have added a bit of butter to my olive oil....

Put the toasted slices of bread on a cookie sheet and top with a thin slice of cheese and then the tomato mixture. Use a slotted spoon when scooping up the tomatoes so that you are not pouring extra "juice" on the bread.

Heat under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Serve immediatly. If you have a little lag time, transfer the bruschetta to a wire rack so that the underside of the bread doesn't get mushy. 
Sigh and declare the world a good place :)

*See in the back of the picture that I had some tomato mixture left over? Put it in a cute bowl and serve it with Stacy's Pita Chips and you've got an italian version of chips and salsa. It's pretty bombdiggity too ;)


  1. Oh my, that looks amazing. This is perfect timing as I have a bucket of just picked tomatoes sitting on the counter top. Thanks KO.

  2. We love bruchetta in this house!! Thanks for another recipe that I'm going to try!

  3. Miss your bruschetta, not as much as I miss you of course ;), but miss it and your sweet heart that always is behind making it!

  4. Love the bruschetta. Love it more when you make it for me, and I can claim it as my own.

  5. what would I do without your inspirations...makin' this tonight!!!

  6. Yum! Wish I'd seen this before I made dinner haha now I'm hungry again!

  7. Yuummmm! Definitely going to try this out :-)