Monday, August 31, 2015

Garden Fresh Tomato Bruschetta - 52 Appetizer Authentic Italian Catering Recipes

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I love fresh tomatoes.  That magic time of summer between late July and September when the freshest most flavorful tomatoes are just outside my back door (or your local farmer's market).  And sure you can get hot house tomatoes in January (or trucked in from who knows where), but those fresh ones are by far the best.

This recipe is perfect to serve up as a party "dip" appetizer.  Just about nothing but fresh garden goodness, seasoned with fresh herbs and a few spices.  Flavored with a rich balsamic vinegar and you have simple and AMAZING!

This could be a fine fresh tomato relish, but just a few chops on a slice of fresh bread *or Garlic Bread) and you can transport each bite back to the old country.  Tuscan hillside flavors!

Ciao and ENJOY!

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 OK... Here's what I did...

Garden Fresh Bruschetta 

  • 10 Slices freshly toasted Garlic Toast
  • 3 Garden Fresh Firm Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Crushed and minced
  • 1/2 Medium Sweet Onion, Chopped
  • 2 TBS Chopped Thyme
  • 1 TBS Cumin
  • 1 Tiny Pinch Red Pepper Flakes 
  • a couple turns of a Pepper Grinder
  • 2 TBS Best quality Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 TBS Best quality Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except the freshly toasted Garlic Bread) and mix
  2. Drain in a colander for a few minutes
  3. Taste, add more salt or pepper to taste
  4. Spoon on the Garlic Toast,
  5. Serve room temperature and ENJOY!


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