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My Favorite Summer treat - Bruschetta

My Favorite Summer treat - Bruschetta

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.

Chopped Tomatoes for Bruschetta

 

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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Comment balloon 16 commentsConnie Harvey • July 26 2009 03:03PM

Comments

Connie - one of my favorites, at any time! Thanks for publishing. For a variation (ok, maybe not quite as healthy) add a bit of marinated mozzarella.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 10 years ago

Mike - yes, I agree. When I lived in Italy, we would spend a month each year in Cingole. They had a Bruschetta Festival where you ate more variations than you can imagine!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Great Post ... Love that  ... "however you say it!"

I'm gonna give it a whirl with freah garden tomatos!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

Gee, I think I've been pronouncing wrong all this time.  Thanks for the lesson and recipe.

Posted by Irene Tron over 10 years ago

Hi Connie

With fresh tomato's I could it eat as a meal.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 10 years ago

Lisa - I make it several times a week during the summer. Easy and very good.

Irene - most people pronounce it wrong. I had servers in restaurants correct me about it! HA!

Lou - I've made a meal of it too!!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Oh Connie - yum yum!!  Our tomatoes are just ripening and are going to be perfect for this recipe!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 10 years ago

Pamela - it is so delicious, you can hardly believe it.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the recipe!  LOVE THIS STUFF!! 

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 10 years ago

Renee - me too! I am HAPPY to not eat tomatoes all winter when they taste like rubber. Then when they're finally fresh off the vine, this is unbeatable!:)

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Connie - I've been pronouncing it wrong all this time but I love it.  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Posted by Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady" over 10 years ago

Rosalinda- most people pronounce it wrong. Don't feel bad. :)

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Connie - I'm with you, I love bruchetta.  I actually made some for a party I went to on Friday night and personally, I think I had more than anyone else.  LOL 

Going to have to try out your recipe. 

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) over 10 years ago

Donna - I'm the same way. The juicier the better! :)

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

Looks yummy  and thanks for the pronunciation tip!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Georgina - the pronunciation is a pet peeve of mine. The dish is delicious!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 10 years ago

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