Bruschetta with Tomatoes & Basil

The term bruschetta means grilled bread. Bruschetta comes with various toppings throughout Italy. Our favorite topping is made with the simple ingredients of tomatoes, basil, olive oil and sea salt. The best version we have ever tasted was on the Amalfi Coast where the famous San Marzano tomatoes are grown in the volcanic ash In the region. They are a variety of plum tomatoes with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity. Needless to say, every meal always began with this delicious appetizer!
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  • 1 pound (500g) plum tomatoes*
  • 1/3 cup (78ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (5g) fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • Sea salt
  • 1 loaf of rustic Italian bread or sourdough
  • 4 garlic cloves, cut in half


Chop the tomatoes into small bite size pieces.  Add the olive oil and fresh basil and toss together.  Season with sea salt and set aside.

Cut the bread into 1/4” (6.5mm) slices.  Grill or broil bread on both sides. Remove from oven and rub both sides with the cut garlic cloves.  Spoon the tomato mixture on top of each piece of bread and serve.

*Chef Note:  This recipe can be made with a variety of different tomatoes:  heirloom, cherry, just make sure that they are juicy and ripe.


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