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Fresh Summer Bruschetta

As fresh tomatoes and basil start to come out of the garden it always seems like you run out of ways to use them. This month's recipe can be a quick and delicious appetizer for a party of a healthy snack for a lazy summer afternoon. If you plan on making it be sure to stop by the bakery for a fresh baked French Baguette (this month's special) and ask our staff to slice it for you. The bread will be uniformly sliced to the perfect thickness and it will save you a step in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

  • 1 French Baguette
  • 6-8 Roma Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil (chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper

 

Directions:

From start to finish this recipe shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. Start by chopping and mincing your ingredients as indicated above. In a large bowl mix tomatoes, onion, basil and garlic together.  Mix in the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Before serving lightly drizzle bread slices with olive oil, place on a baking sheet and toast in oven or toaster oven. Pile the bruschetta onto the toast and garnish with fresh basil or some shredded Parmesan cheese.


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