I am a food blogger. You’ve gathered this much so far, because you’ve landed on my site, whether it’s your first time here, or you’re a loyal reader. At least I hope you know why you’re here. 😉
So I must really love food in order to spend an obsessive amount of time talking about food, making food, photographing food, and, well, thinking about food. You see, the truth is, I get excited about food. Sometimes ideas for new recipes will just “pop” into my head.
And sometimes…I get REALLY excited about food. Bruschetta with aromatic virgin olive oil, deep rich balsamic vinegar, fragrant basil, savory parmesan, and sweet tomatoes is one of the best things in the world!
And it’s so EASY TO MAKE and pretty darn cheap. (Once you’ve made the initial investment in a good olive oil and balsamic, of course. Turns out you can get large bottles at Costco that lasts FOREVER for around $8.00 – $9.00! That’s a screamin’ deal if you ask me (And you did. Because you’re still reading.). )
Another dish that gets me AMAZINGLY excited is a salad with candied nuts and fruit. But that’s for another day. I promise.
There are SO MANY things that you can do with this easy bruschetta recipe, and you’re only limited by your imagination. The traditional way to serve bruschetta is on a toasted baguette with extra parmesan on top. Try it on top of chicken, fish, salads, add to pasta, etc.
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup (powdered) Parmesan cheese
1. Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces and add them to a container.
2. Add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the container.
3. Chiffonade the basil and add to the container.
4. Add the pepper and garlic salt and mix.
5. Add the Parmesan cheese, and mix.
70 calories, 5.9g fat, 3.4g carbohydrates, 1.8g protein
- 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
- 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 cup (powdered) parmesan
- Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch pieces and add them to a container.
- Add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the container.
- Chiffonade the basil and add to the container
- Add the pepper and garlic salt and mix.
- Add the Parmesan cheese, and mix.
What’s your favorite way to eat Brushetta? Mine is on a toasted baguette!
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.