Rani made this very simple bruschetta with fresh garden tomatoes that our neighbor Jim had dropped off recently. What makes this version of bruschetta so easy to make is that Rani used whatever bread we had in the pantry. She just toasted the bread before piling on the juicy tomato mixture, that’s it. It was quick to make and tasted great 😋.
Traditionally bruschetta is made with crusty baguette, but if you are like me, we don’t always have that around, but what we do have are sandwich bread for morning toast and lunches. These sandwich bread slices can be used for a quick and easy bruschetta. Just make sure it’s dense bread such as a sourdough, farm bread, rye, or whole grain sandwich bread.
- 8-10 ripe tomatoes
- 4-5 fresh basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 5 bread slices of your choice such as sourdough, farm bread, rye, or whole grain sandwich breads, cut in half and toasted on high so the bread becomes a little crunchy.
- Finely cut tomatoes and basil leaves and place in a bowl. Add chopped garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss together. This will release the juices in the tomatoes.
- When ready to plate the bruschetta, place tablespoonfuls of tomato mixture including the tomato juices onto each toast. The juices should drench the toast.
- Serve immediately.
Cook’s Notes: What will not work in this recipe is white sandwich bread because it is too soft and will not be able to hold the juicy tomatoes.
Bon Apetito! 🍅🍅