Bruschetta (June 2022)

fresh bruschetta pieces on white plate, oil and garlic bulb in background

Pronounced “brusketta”, this classic Italian appetizer is a perfect way to capture the flavors of garden ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. Buon Appetito!


  • 6 or 7 very ripe tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced. More or less to taste.
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt,  to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) first press olive oil

Serve on toasted baguette slices


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