My Favorite Summer treat - Bruschetta
Before I tell you how to make it, I want to make sure you know how to pronounce it. Most people pronounce it "Bru sheta". But since it's an Italian word you need to understand that their E's sound like our long A's. So if you break it down it sounds like: BREW Skate Ah
Now for this glorius treat. You absolutely must use ONLY the FRESHEST ingredients or you're wasting your time.
1 medium very ripe Tomatoe, chopped
3-4 Basil leaves, cut into thin strips
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic
Crusty Bread - this can be a baguette or country loaf but you want it to have some substance to it.
Combine, in a bowl the chopped tomatoe, basil and olive oil. Add the oil to just coat the tomatoes. Salt and pepper if desired. I like to do this up to an hour before serving so the flavors blend.
Slice the bread and toast it in a toaster or a over a hot grill.
Meanwhile, peal the garlic and slice a small amount off the rounded edge. From the other side pierce it with a fork that you will now use to scratch the garlic onto the toasted bread.
Spoon the tomatoe mixture over the toasted garlic bread and ENJOY!
WARNING! The oil will often drip through the bread so you might want a napkin in your had to catch the drippings! :)
This is very addictive and healthy.
Connie Harvey is a full time Realtor with Prudential Woodmont Realty Group. She helps Buyers find Homes in Nashville TN, Franklin TN, Brentwood TN and surrounding areas. She markets Sellers Homes and helps them with all of their Real Estate needs in Nashville TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN.
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