The scent and the flavor of fresh basil shouts summer to me.
These little Bruschetta bites pack a lot for flavor and are easy and quick to make.
Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
- 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (I used less)
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped. (used more)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread
- olive oil for drizzling on bread slices
- Feta cheese
Preheat oven to 450°F .
Finely dice the tomatoes. Put tomatoes, garlic, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and vinegar in a bowl and toss. Add the chopped basil and salt and pepper to taste.
Slice the baguette on a diagonal about 1/2 inch thick slices and place on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on each slice. Toast on the top rack in your oven for a few minutes until the bread just begins to turn golden brown.
Spoon some tomato mixture on each slice; top with crumbled Feta cheese. Return to oven and bake just to heat through and to a nice toasted color.
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Rachel @ Bakerita says
Mmm, not much can beat fresh bruschetta in the summertime! Love your homemade version.
This is one of my favorite summer time foods ~ I'll definitely be trying your version of it!
T's Daily Treasures says
Yummo! Now all I need is a glass of wine. 🙂 Have a great day. Tammy
I've never tried it before but it sure looks good.
Maggie Ann says
Yum, that looks good & I'm hungry! (thanks for liking my little snakes btw) they are very easy to knit…
Perfect for the height of the tomato season.
Still catching up my blogs…glad I popped over…this is one of my FAVORITE snacks. My Italian dil makes this sooo wonderfully. I am afraid I eat a shameful amount, ; ) Hope your summer is going well. HUGS
crochet lady says
Looks good! I like using fresh basil too, put some in a veggie lasagna I made this week and it was yummy.
GardenofDaisies (Gayle) says
YUM! This is one of my favorite appetizers to serve.
My favorite flavors on some toasty bread = heaven
Amy J. and Tiffanie A. says
I make brushetta every Sat night come spring time ( which is like March in Ga) I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!
Oh I just love that you use feta, too – I'm sure that would add such a great tang to it. Bruschetta is one of my favorites for sure!
Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook says
Those look so good!
Mmmmm. . .I can almost taste it now! It's beautiful and I can just imagine how wonderful it is. I love basil and tomatoes!
Beautiful! I love anything with tomatoes and basil in the summer. We have caprese salad several times a week.
This is my favorite summertime treat. I could eat it every day when the tomatoes start ripening