Hi, Everybody! So, after a weekend of eating all that delicious food on our trip to Colonial Williamsburg I was craving something light and fresh yesterday, and made one of my favorites! This Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomatoes is perfect for a light lunch or dinner, especially in the summertime! What could be better than a soft piece of toasted crusty bread brushed with olive oil and topped with juicy tomatoes and fresh herbs?! There are lots of different kinds of toppings you could use for your bruschetta, but this is one of my favorites! It only takes a couple of minutes to make, and you only need a few simple ingredients and you have a delicious lunch or dinner!
BRUSCHETTA WITH HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
YOU WILL NEED
A selection of heirloom tomatoes, fresh crusty bread, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, salt and freshly ground pepper
First, cut your tomatoes into equal sized chunks and place them all in a bowl. Season them well with salt and pepper, add a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with chopped basil. Toss all the ingredients together and let sit for a couple of minutes so the tomatoes can absorb all the flavors. Next, brush both sides of your slices of crusty bread with some olive oil and either grill for a couple of minutes on each side, or toast them on a pan. (If you want to add some garlic flavor, you can rub the top of each toasted slice with one clove before topping it with the tomatoes.) Once they have formed a nice crust on each side, top them with a generous portion of the tomato topping!
Have a great day, Everyone!