This is a wonderful, quick, & easy dish to make. It is usually served as a snack or appetizer. Pronounced brus-ket-a, this can be served with a number of different toppings. This is the version that I make most often. The crunch of the freshly toasted bread, along with the flavors of garlic and tomatoes is simply a feast for your senses, both smell & taste and is always a crowd pleaser.
Tip: If you find that fresh chopped garlic is a little too overpowering for you, try taking a large garlic clove, cut it in half & rub the cut side directly onto the piece of toast, then add your tomato and olive oil mixture. Just as tasty!
What you’ll need:
1 french baguette – sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – enough to coat tomato mixture
2-3 cloves fresh garlic – minced
4 roma tomatoes – chopped petite
1-2 tablespoons fresh Basil – roughly chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano -grated, to garnish
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Place sliced bread onto a cookie sheet and toast for approximately five minutes (OR until toasted).
2. WHILE the bread is toasting, in a small bowl combine minced garlic, chopped tomatoes and olive oil. Mix to combine.
3. Once bread is toasted, evenly spoon tomato mixture onto bread slices. Season slices with salt & pepper. Drizzle a little olive on top. Garnish with basil and Parmigiano Reggiano.