Tomato and Basil Topping

Total Time:
18 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, cored, seeded, and medium dice
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, finely shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large garlic cloves, 1 halved, the other 3 sliced paper thin
  • 8 (3/4-inch) slices Italian peasant bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt or sea salt
Directions
  • Preheat the grill or broiler.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, black pepper, and sliced garlic. Set aside.

  • Grill or toast the bread slices until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. Rub 1 side of each bread slice with the cut side of the garlic cloves, then brush with some of the olive oil.

  • Season the tomato mixture with salt, and spoon some of the tomato mixture on each bread slice. Sprinkle with salt and serve the hot bruschetta immediately.


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