Bruschetta is an Italian side dish or appetizer made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and just a few other ingredients. It’s full of the flavors of summer, bright and very savory. Make sure to use Roma tomatoes, as regular tomatoes have too much liquid in them.
I once sat eating Bruschetta on toast at a small sidewalk restaurant across from the Coliseum in Rome. It was not as good as this recipe. But the view made up for it.
- 1 lb Tomatoes chopped. See note above.
- 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
- 2 cloves fresh garlic pressed
- 1 TB balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- bread sliced and toasted, brushed with butter