Let me be real with all of you. My house is a crazy mess today! My husband and I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment with a little “office” which is right now our storage room for all the gifts we received from our wedding last year. I don’t want to open it all up because, well, I have no space for it!! So it’s basically boxes on top of boxes. My goal today was to somewhat organize this “office” and clean out as much junk from the closet as I could. So most of my day was spent organizing and cleaning. For dinner I needed to make something quick and light but still delicious. I had a huge french baguette and fresh Roma tomatoes from my Costco escapade so decided to make bruschetta. Usually this can be served as an appetizer/hors d’oeuvres but my husband and I ate a late lunch and were not very hungry so it was enough for dinner.
Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta
Serving: 6 pieces (just double the portion if you need more)
1/2 french baguette, sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 roma tomatoes
1 garlic clove
Handful of basil, to taste
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt, to taste
Pinch of black pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Cut french baguette diagonally into 6 pieces (which will make them bigger so you can fit more on top of them). Place toast on foiled baking sheet and spread one tablespoon of olive oil over the bread slices. Toast for about 7 minutes–lightly toasted. In the meantime, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into bowl. Crush 1 garlic clove, slice basil into thin long ribbons (Tip: I layer a few basil leaves at a time, roll them up, then slice them), dice tomatoes and place in bowl. Add balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix together. Once bread is toasted, place onto serving platter and top with the bruschetta mix. You can add basil leaves as decorative garnish, along with some sliced or grated parmesan cheese to add more flavor but the cheese is not necessary–its yummy with or without it.
Enjoy and please share any comments or questions you may have. I would love to see how yours turns out! Make sure to tag me @lizskosherkitchen if you share it on social media so I can see your masterpiece!