Friday, January 2, 2009

Denise's Rustic Italian Bruschetta

This is one of those recipes that Grandma would say costs a bucket of money to make, but man oh man, is it good!

5 med. tomatoes, diced
2 red onions, diced
4 oz. fresh basil, chiffonade
8 cloves garlic
2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. fresh parsley, chopped

Heat oil over medium heat and add garlic. Cook until golden brown and remove from heat.

Combine tomatoes and onions. Wrap cooled garlic in plastic wrap and crush. Remove, lightly chop and add to tomato mixture. Pour 1/2 of the oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil into mixture and fold gently. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with crostini.


Slice bread on diagonal into ~1/3" thick slices. Brush with remaining garlic oil and bake at 350 degrees until golden, about 4-8 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

1 comment:

Denise said...

We made this for New Year's Day. I love it, but it sure does a number on your breath!

We found a large bag of toasted bagel chips at Sam's Club that we serve it with (when we don't want to bother with the crostini).