Do you have a ton of basil in your garden?
Every year we plant basil in the garden and every year the basil dies.
This year I expected the same thing.
The opposite happened.
I have so much basil I don’t even know what to do with it. I feel that I need to use every basil leaf in my garden because it never grows, so I’ve been putting basil in everything. Just look how delicious this basil looks, I can’t not use it.
So I’m outside picking tomatoes, and starring at that ridiculous amount of basil and I know that I have garlic, because I never don’t have it, and I bought a fresh loaf of French bread earlier in the day. Why not make bruschetta?
I love bruschetta. It comes together so quickly and it’s so fresh tasting. The worst part is dicing the tomatoes. I hate cutting tomatoes. You can even fool yourself into thinking that it’s a healthy snack because, I mean it’s just tomatoes. Until you realize that you just ate half of a three foot long loaf of bread. Happens every time.
Bruschetta is always my go to when I need to make something quick because we are having people over for dinner, or if we were invited to a friends. Everyone loves it. I love making it even more in the summer, because the tomatoes and basil come right from my garden. Unless of course my basil dies.
Let’s put this together. I start with dicing the tomatoes. I always make sure to dice them pretty fine otherwise the tomatoes just fall off the bread.
Toss them into a bowl and add the garlic, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and basil. Stir. That’s it.
All that’s left to do is add in the parmesan cheese. I wait to add the cheese until right before I’m ready to serve.
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped basil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1. Finely dice the tomatoes and add them to a bowl.
- 2. Chop, or tear the basil and toss into the bowl with the tomatoes.
- 3. Mince the garlic and add it as well.
- 4. Add in the salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
- 5. Mix ingredients together.
- 6. Add in the parmesan cheese right before serving.
- 7. Serve over toasted bread.